State adds right to counsel for extended foster care
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).
03/13/2019, Legislation, Other subject area
In 2019, the New Mexico Legislature added N.M. Stat. Ann. § 32A-26-7(E), which requires the court to appoint counsel for a youth in foster care who becomes an adult but agrees to voluntary continuation of foster care.
Cite: N.M. Stat. Ann. § 32A-26-7(E)
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