Right to counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents

A court must appoint counsel for an indigent parent if the petitioning agency is recommending that the child be placed in out-of-home care. Otherwise, appointment is discretionary.

Cite: Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code ยง 317(b)

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes