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, Paternity - Defendant/Respondent
Indigent putative fathers have a right to counsel in paternity proceedings. Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 46b-160(e)(2) specifies that in paternity proceedings, “[t]he notice to the putative father shall inform him that … he has a right to be represented by an attorney, and if he is indigent, the court will appoint an attorney for him …” See also Conn. Practice Book 1998, § 25-68 (“A putative father named in a state initiated paternity action shall be advised by the judicial authority of his right to be represented by counsel and his right to court appointed counsel if indigent. If he is unable to obtain counsel by reason of his indigency he shall have counsel appointed to represent him . . . ”); Conn. Gen. Stat. § 51-296a(a) (specifying appointment protocol for paternity proceedings).
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