Right to counsel
While a state may have many statutes, court decisions, or court rules governing appointment of counsel for a particular subject area, a "Key Development" is a statute/decision/rule that prevails over the others (example: a state high court decision finding a categorical right to counsel in guardianships cases takes precedence over a statute saying appointment in guardianship cases is discretionary).
Legislation, Involuntary Medical Treatment
Upon filing a petition for involuntary administration of psychotropic medication under Wis. Stat. Ann. § 55.14, “the court shall make a referral for appointment of legal counsel” as provided under Wis. Stat. Ann. § 55.105 (i.e., “as soon as practicable to the state public defender, who shall appoint counsel for the individual under s. 977.08 without a determination of indigency”). Wis. Stat. Ann. § 55.14(7).
During the annual review of involuntary administration of psychotropic medication, the guardian ad litem must orally notify the individual and his or her guardian of the individual’s right to appointment of counsel under § 55.19(3)(c). Wis. Stat. Ann. § 55.19(2)(b)(2). In addition, within 30 days after appointment, the guardian ad litem must file a written report with the court indicating whether the individual or the individual’s guardian requests or the guardian ad litem recommends that legal counsel be appointed for the individual. Wis. Stat. Ann. § 55.19(2)(f)(3). The court must refer the individual to legal counsel if: (i) the court determines that legal counsel is necessary; or (ii) if the individual or the individual’s guardian or guardian ad litem so requests. Wis. Stat. Ann. § 55.19(3)(c).
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no