Right to counsel

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Legislation, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Protected Person

RC § 2111.02(C)(7) provides that “If the hearing concerns the appointment of a guardian or limited guardian for an alleged incompetent, the alleged incompetent has all of the following rights: … (d) If the alleged incompetent is indigent, upon the alleged incompetent's request: (i) The right to have counsel …. appointed at court expense.”


In State of Ohio ex Rel McQueen, 986 N.E.2d 925 (Ohio 2013), the Ohio Supreme Court found a right to counsel for guardianship review proceedings.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes


Nccrc_involvement_icon NCCRC assisted with briefing on the McQueen case.