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, Paternity - Petitioner or Child
Mich. Comp. Laws § 722.714(4) specifies that “[i]f the county department of human services of the county in which the mother or alleged father in a paternity action resides first determines that she or he has physical possession of the child and is eligible for public assistance or without means to employ an attorney . . . then the prosecuting attorney shall initiate and conduct proceedings under this act.” Further, “[t]he prosecuting attorney and the department of human services may enter into an agreement to transfer the prosecutor's responsibilities under this act to . . . an attorney employed by the county under section 1 of 1941 PA 15, MCL 49.71.” § 722.714(5)(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