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 (Pre-Dobbs)
One statute used to confer the right to counsel if requested by a minor seeking a waiver of parental notification for an abortion. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 9:17A-1.7(b) ("[t]he court shall ... advise her that she has a right to court appointed counsel, and shall, upon her request, provide her with such counsel.") The Parental Notification for Abortion Act, however, has since been held unconstitutional, negating the need to obtain a waiver (and therefore, the need for counsel). See Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey v. Farmer, 762 A.2d 620 (N.J. 2000).
Note: Since the U.S. Supreme Court decision's in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, 142 S.Ct. 2228 (2022), the laws governing abortion are complicated and rapidly changing. This major development may not be current since Dobbs. For up-to-date information about the status of abortion by state, please see Center for Reproductive Rights, After Roe Fell: Abortion Laws by State.
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