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 Contempt in Family Court
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: ... (iii) Contempt proceedings punishable by incarceration." This suggests that there might be a right to appoined counsel in all civil contempt cases.
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