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, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor
A minor must be provided counsel upon request in proceedings to waive parental notification of an abortion. 750 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 70/25(b).
Prior to the existence of this statutory right to counsel, a federal appellate court had found that the absence of a right to counsel made the bypass process constitutionally defective under the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Bellotti v. Baird, 428 U.S. 132 (1976), which governed the constitutionality of judicial bypass procedures. Wynn v. Carey, 582 F.2d 1375, 1389 (7th Cir. 1978)
Cite: 750 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 70/25(b)
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