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, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Children
Children have a right to counsel in termination of parental rights proceedings brought by the state. Md. Code Fam. Law § 5-307(b). The court is required to appoint the child's original CINA attorney to continue representing the child, if that attorney has been provided under contract by the Department of Human Resources. If not, the court is to appoint new counsel. Md. Code Fam. Law § 5-307(b)(2). The attorney appointed to represent a child in a proceeding to terminate parental rights continues in the role of court-appointed counsel for the child until either adoption or long-term care short of adoption occurs. In re Adoption/Guardianship No. 3155, 103 Md. App. 300, 306, 653 A.2d 521, 523 (1995).
Cite: Md. Code Fam. Law §5-307(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