Discretionary appointment of 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, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Ward
The court has discretion to appoint counsel for a respondent or protected person in an adult protective proceeding. Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 125.025(3)(b), 125.080(4). Because the guardianship statute (Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 125.300 et seq.) falls within the Protective Proceedings chapter, this authority extends to guardianship proceedings as well. Additional support for this interpretation is the fact that “protected person” is defined in Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. 125.005(7) as “a person for whom a protective order has been entered”, and § 125.300(1), which provides the circumstances in which a guardian can be appointed, refers to the “protected person."
Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 125.090 specifies that the same procedures for guardianship establishment proceedings apply to review proceedings, so the discretionary appointment of counsel would likely apply as well.
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