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, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Ward
Under Idaho's Uniform Probate Code section titled "Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property – Guardians of Incapacitated Persons," once a petition for a hearing on incapacity is filed and a date for hearing is set, and "unless the allegedly incapacitated person has counsel of his own choice, [the court] shall appoint an attorney to represent him in the proceeding, who shall have the powers and duties of a guardian ad litem." Idaho Code Ann. § 15-5-303(b).
For persons who lack the capacity to make informed decisions about treatment for themselves due to mental illness, the Idaho Code gives the right to indigent respondents to an attorney once a petition is filed to appoint a guardian who will handle treatment decisions. Idaho Code Ann. § 66-322(e). The statute also establishes that "[a]n opportunity to be represented by counsel shall be afforded to every proposed patient, and if neither the proposed patient nor others provide counsel, the court shall appoint counsel in accordance with chapter 8, title 19, Idaho Code." Idaho Code Ann. § 66-322(f). See also Idaho Code Ann. § 66-404(3) (requiring appointment of counsel upon filing of petition for guardianship of developmentally disabled person).
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