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, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor
Nev. Stat. § 442.255 specifies that a minor seeking to bypass the parental notification requirement for an abortion has an "interview" with the judge, and there is no provision for appointing counsel for the interview. However, if a minor petitions the court due to being denied the waiver after the initial interview, Nev. Stat. § 442.2555(1) specifies that "the court shall, upon request by the minor if it appears that she is unable to employ counsel, appoint an attorney to represent her in the preparation of a petition, a hearing on the merits of the petition, and on an appeal, if necessary."
Additionally, the Ninth Circuit held that the notification requirement was unconstitutionally infirm because a) it set the wrong legal standard; and b) in instances where the judge declines to grant the waiver after the interview with the minor and the minor submits a formal petition, the statute has no provision for quickly ruling on the petition. Glick v. McKay, 937 F.2d 434 (9th Cir. 1991). While the "improper standard" prong of Glick was overruled by Lambert v. Wicklund, 520 U.S. 292 (1997), the other provision is still intact. Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona v. Lawall, 180 F.3d 1022, 1029 n.9 (9th Cir. 1999).
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