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).
03/09/2023, Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents
In March 2023, Wyoming enacted the Wyoming Indian Child Welfare Act, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 14-6-701 et seq., which provides indigent parents and Indian custodians with "the right to court-appointed counsel in any shelter care placement or termination proceeding" concerning an Indian child. Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 14-6-704(b).
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