Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Children - Child (incomplete)

N.D. Cent. Code § 27-20.1-09 states: “If, at any time in the [guardianship] proceeding, the court determines the child is of sufficient age and competency to assist counsel and the interests of the child are or may be inadequately represented, the court may appoint an attorney to represent the child.”  A similar provision provision for review/termination proceedings is found in N.D. Cent Code § 27-20.1-16(6), but without the "sufficient age and competency" requirement.


Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: yes