Right to counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

In every child care proceeding, the court will appoint independent counsel for the child involved, including a referral to the district public defender, and this right cannot be waived by the child or anyone purporting to act on the child's behalf. La. Child. Code Ann. art. 607(A)-(B). 

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no