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).
04/21/2022, Legislation, Other subject area
Pursuant to Md. Fam. Law Code § 5–2A–01(A), "[a] minor who is 17 years old may file a petition in the minor's own name for authorization to marry." After the petition is filed, the court shall "appoint a lawyer with family law experience to represent the petitioner." Md. Fam. Law Code § 5-2A-02
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