New Nevada law guarantees counsel for children in termination proceedings

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05/31/2017, Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Children

In 2017, the Nevada Legislature amended Nev. Stat. § 128.100 to require appointment of counsel for a child "in any proceeding for the termination of parental rights to a child who has been placed outside of his or her home pursuant to chapter 432B of NRS, or any rehearing or appeal thereon, or any proceeding for restoring parental rights to such a child."  Previously, appointment of counsel for a child in these circumstances was discretionary.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no



The NCCRC provided some input to the advocacy group that pushed for the legislation.