Mandatory/discretionary appointment of counsel - emergency period

Legislation, Other subject area

In a proceeding regarding civil relief during emergency periods, if a party who is a person in emergency management service or person suffering injury or damage fails to appear or is not represented by an attorney, the court may appoint an attorney to represent that party. Md. Code Pub. Safety § 14-208(b)(1)(i). If the party is a defendant, on motion, the court must appoint an attorney. § 14-208(a)(3).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes