King County WA creates right to counsel for certain crime victim families
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).
02/01/2018, Legislation, Other subject area
In 2018, King County (Washington) passed an ordinance that provides family members of a person killed by police violence with a right to appointed counsel at inquest proceedings. The attorneys will be provided by the County Department of Public Defense. The Seattle Times has more.
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