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).
Legislation, Adult Protective Proceedings - Proposed Ward (incomplete)
Okla. Stat. tit. 43A, § 10-108(E)(1), which covers adult protective proceedings, specifies that “If the vulnerable adult is indigent or, in the determination of the court, lacks capacity to waive the right to counsel, the court shall immediately appoint counsel who shall personally meet with the vulnerable adult and attempt to discuss the petition or any pending motion prior to any hearing.” Section § 10-108(E)(3) adds that “If the vulnerable adult is indigent, the cost of representation by counsel shall be borne by court funds”, while § 10-108(E)(4) specifies that “If the vulnerable adult is not indigent, the court may order costs of representation paid from the estate in the same manner as currently paid under the Oklahoma Guardianship and Conservatorship Act.” See also Okla. Stat. tit. 43A, § 10-108(C)(2) (“The person has a right to be present and represented by counsel at any hearing. If the vulnerable adult is indigent or, in the determination of the court, lacks capacity to waive the right to counsel, the court shall appoint counsel. If the person is indigent, the cost of representation by counsel shall be borne by this state.”)
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: no