Discretionary appointment of counsel - children generally

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Legislation, All Basic Human Needs

“In addition to any requirements relating to the appointment of counsel for children, at any time during the pendency of any action under this subtitle, where it appears to the court that the protection of the rights of a child requires independent representation, the court may, upon its own motion, or the motion of any party to the action, appoint an attorney to represent the interest of the child in that particular action. Such actions include but are not limited to those involving a child in need of supervision, delinquent child, or mentally handicapped child.”   Md. Code Ann., Cts & Jud. Proc. § 3-8A-32(B).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes