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).
06/19/2018, Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents
In 2018, the Governor of Wisconsin signed AB 784, which created a 5-county pilot program where all indigent parents in those counties will be provided counsel from 2018 through 2021. In 2021, the PD’s office and the “department” (social services or human services, depending on the county) have to submit a report regarding “costs and data” from the pilot. $739,600 was appropriated for the pilot in FY18-19.
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