Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Domestic Violence - Accused Person

D.C. Code § 16-1005(a-1)(4) specifies that in intrafamily proceedings involving a protective order, "If a respondent is a minor ... and if the minor is not accompanied by a parent, guardian, custodian, other appropriate adult, or represented by an attorney, the court may appoint an attorney to represent the minor if such an appointment would not unduly delay the issuance or denial of a protection order."

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: yes