Firstly, many people wonder (and rightly so) what the difference between a lawyer and an attorney is. In effect, all attorneys are lawyers while not all lawyers are attorneys.
Someone who has studied law and graduated from law school is considered a lawyer, regardless of whether they actually practice law and attend to lawsuits and legal proceedings. Lawyers who are not considered attorneys may act as legal consultants, such as in the case of many timeshare lawyers, however they are not empowered to act legally on your behalf.
On the other hand, an attorney is someone who practices law and takes an active role within legal proceedings. They will have sat their bar exams and are entitled to act on your behalf in a court of law. They not only interpret the law but they can represent you legally.
Like any business or corporation, timeshare companies will employ lawyers to work with them as legal consultants to make sure that their contracts and investments are sound. In this way, any dealings with a reputable timeshare company will be supported by a series of procedures that will protect your consumer rights. In the case of any specific legal action, such as owners’ failure to pay maintenance fees or any breach of contract, timeshare companies will then employ attorneys to represent them in a lawsuit.
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