State adds right to counsel for extended foster care

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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. ยง 32A-26-7(E)

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes