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
In any proceedings for the involuntary admission of an allegedly mentally ill person, the court “shall appoint counsel” to represent the person; appointed counsel “may be the public defender or his or her deputy.” Nev. Stat. § 433A.270(1). Appointed counsel’s fees “must be charged against the estate of the person for whom the counsel was appointed or, if the person is indigent, against the county where the person alleged to be a person with mental illness last resided.” § 433A.270(2). Likewise, in any proceedings for the involuntary admission of a “person with an intellectual disability or . . . a related condition” to an “intellectual disability center,” the court is also required to appoint counsel for the person. § 435.126(3). “If the person is indigent, the counsel appointed may be the public defender.” Id. Appointed counsel’s fees “must be charged against the property of the person for whom the counsel was appointed. If the person is indigent, the compensation must be charged against the county in which the person alleged to be a person with an intellectual disability or . . . a related condition last resided.” § 435.126(4).
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