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, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Protected Person
For establishment of a guardianship, "The court shall appoint a lawyer to represent the respondent in the proceeding if: (a) Requested by the respondent; (b) Recommended by the visitor; or (c) The court determines that the respondent needs representation." Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-14-305(2). Since Colo. Stat. § 15-14-318(3) reuqires the court to use the same procedures for termination as estabilshment, the ward likely has a right to appointed counsel. See also Colo Stat. § 15-14-319 (right to counsel at expense of ward’s estate for post-conservatorship proceedings, unless ward lacks capacity to provide informed consent to representation).
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: yes