Right to counsel

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Litigation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents

In In re A.S.A., 852 P.2d 127 (Mont. 1993), the Montana Supreme Court held that due process rights afforded by the Montana Constitution required appointment of counsel to an indigent mother facing the loss of her parental rights. The Court explicitly declined to follow the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Lassiter.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no