Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Litigation, All Basic Human Needs

In Virgin v. A.L. Lockhart, 702 S.W.2d 9 (Ark. 1986) (per curiam), the court held that pursuant to its inherent power, courts can appoint counsel "in those cases where the appellant is able to make a substantial showing that he is entitled to relief and that he cannot proceed without counsel".  Most commonly, these cases where the court provides counsel are instances where the litigant is currently incarcerated.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no