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, Civil Commitment - Subject of Petition
While § 632.335(2)(1) only speaks of the right in psychiatric treatment commitment proceedings to be "represented by an attorney," § 632.415 adds that the court must "maintain a current register of attorneys who have agreed to be appointed to represent respondents against whom proceedings have been instituted," and that “[i]f the judge finds that the respondent is unable to pay attorney's fees, the judge shall allow a reasonable attorney's fee ..., which fee shall be assessed as costs and paid . . . . by the state.” See also § 632.325(4) (respondent must be advised that "An attorney has been appointed who will represent [the respondent] before and after the hearing ...")
Involuntary commitment for drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation is accompanied by a similar right to counsel. See § 631.135(4) ("The personnel of the alcohol or drug abuse facility . . . shall advise the respondent that . . . [a]n attorney has been appointed who will represent him before and after the hearing [to determine whether his detention will continue.]")
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