Right to counsel

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Legislation, Adult Protective Proceedings - Proposed Ward

In a protective services hearing for a "vulnerable person", Miss. Code Ann. § 43-47-13(2) states a right to be "represented by counsel at the hearing" and does not specifically mention appointment of counsel. However, the subsequent sentence states, "If the person, in the determination of the court, lacks the capacity to waive the right to counsel, then the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem", suggesting perhaps that counsel is actually provided.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes