Knowledge is Power
“The relationship between an attorney and his or her client is a fiduciary relationship of the very highest character.”
Elkind v. Bennett,
958 So. 2d 1088 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
“There is no relationship between individuals which involves a greater degree of trust and confidence than that of an attorney and client.”
Gerlach v. Donnelly,
98 So. 2d 493 (Fla. 1957)
Fiduciary: One who owes to another the duties of good faith, trust, confidence, and candor; One who must exercise a high standard of care in managing another’s money or property.
Duty: A legal obligation that is owed or due to another and that needs to be satisfied; an obligation for which somebody else has a corresponding right.
Black’s Law Dictionary