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, Civil Contempt in Family Court
There is a right to counsel for indigent defendants in child support contempt cases if incarceration is a possibility, Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 46b-231(m)(7) (child support contempt), and for all family court cases where incarceration is a possibility, CT. R. Super. Ct. Fam. § 25-63.
Moreover, In Kennedy v. Kennedy, 847 A.2d 1104, 1107-08 Conn. App. 2004), the court held that "a court's failure to advise a party of the right to counsel in a contempt proceeding in which he faces potential incarceration, and in the event he is indigent, to court-appointed counsel, is fatal to the finding of contempt and any order related thereto .... Moreover, a waiver of a right to counsel 'should be clearly determined by the trial court, and it would be fitting and appropriate for that determination to appear on the record."
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