Discretionary appointment of counsel
Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents
The court may appoint counsel for any indigent parent in an abuse/neglect case, and for other parties if it is in the child's best interest. Note, however, that this discretionary system has been superseded by a constitutional ruling establishing a right to counsel for parents in all such proceedings. See In re T.M., 319 P.3d 338 (Haw. 2014).
Cite: Haw. Rev. Stat. § 587A-17(a)
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: discretionary Qualified: no