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, Sexually Dangerous Persons - Commitment
No hearing can be conducted on a petition for commitment of a person on the ground that such person is sexually violent unless such a person is represented by counsel. See 725 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 207/25(c)(1). If such a person is indigent, then the court must appoint counsel. Id. (“[T]he person who is the subject of the petition has the right: (1) To be present and to be represented by counsel. If the person is indigent, the court shall appoint counsel.”). This right includes the right to effective assistance of counsel. People v. Rainey, 758 N.E.2d 492, 501-03 (Ill. App. 2001).
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