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).
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: yes