Right to counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

Children are entitled to a guardian ad litem who is an attorney in abuse/neglect cases. If the GAL is not an attorney, "an attorney shall be appointed in the case in order to assure protection of the juvenile's legal rights throughout the proceeding."

Cite: N.C. Gen. Stat. ยง 7B-601(a).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no