New North Dakota law strengthens right to counsel for kids

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04/28/2021, Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

In 2021, North Dakota enacted a bill specifying that in children in need of protection cases, "Counsel for the child must be appointed, regardless of income, unless counsel is retained for the juvenile ...  if the child is of sufficient age and competency to assist counsel."

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes