Lawyers need to protect client's interests

A lawyer is bound to protect his client's interests to the best of his ability and with utmost diligence.[1] He should serve his client in a conscientious, diligent, and efficient manner; and provide the quality of service at least equal to that which he, himself, would expect from a competent lawyer in a similar situation. By consenting to be his client's counsel, a lawyer impliedly represents that he will exercise ordinary diligence or that reasonable degree of care and skill demanded by his profession, and his client may reasonably expect him to perform his obligations diligently.[2] The failure to meet these standards warrants the imposition of disciplinary action.
[1] Barbuco v. Beltran, 419 Phil. 692 (2004).

[2] Villaflores v. Limos, 563 Phil. 453 (2007).