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, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Ward
A.C.A. § 16-87-306 states: "The public defender in each judicial district shall have the following duties: (1)(A) To defend indigents within the district as determined by the circuit, municipal, or juvenile courts in the district in all: (i) Felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, guardianship, and mental health cases ..." This suggests that there might be a right to appoined counsel in all cases involving guardianship. However, A.C.A. § 28-65-213(a)(1) states that in guardianship cases, the respondent has the right to be “represented by counsel”, but it does not mention appointment if indigent.
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: yes