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, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children
Children or wards the subject of juvenile proceedings have "[t]he right . . . to have counsel appointed as otherwise provided by law." Or. Rev. Stat. § 419B.875(2)(b). Under Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 419B.195, appointment is mandatory for Indian children (in proceedings brought under Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 419B.100) for whom appointment of counsel is requested, while appointment is discretionary for other children or wards:
"If the child, ward, parent or guardian requests counsel for the child or ward but is without sufficient financial means to employ suitable counsel possessing skills and experience commensurate with the nature of the petition and the complexity of the case, the court may appoint suitable counsel to represent the child or ward at state expense if the child or ward is determined to be financially eligible..."
Cite: Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 419B.875(2)(b); Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 419B.195
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: discretionary Qualified: no