Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Children - Child (incomplete)

Haw. Rev. Stat § 560:5-205(c) provides for the discretionary appointment of counsel for the child in a guardianship proceeding:


If the court determines at any stage of the proceeding, before or after appointment, that the interests of the minor are or may be inadequately represented, it may appoint a lawyer to represent the minor, giving consideration to the choice of the minor if the minor has attained fourteen years of age.


The same discretionary language is used in the provision governing guardianships of the minor's property. See Haw. Rev. Stat. § 560:5-405(a).

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no