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).
Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents
In Child in Need of Assistance proceedings, indigent parents have a right to counsel. Also, the court must appoint counsel for unrepresented parents if they are incompetent by reason of mental disability, regardless of indigency.
Cite: Md. Code Ann. Ct.s & Jud. Proc §§ 3-813(b)(1); Md. Code Ann. Crim. Proc. 16-204(b)(1)(v)
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