Discretionary appointment of counsel

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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, it appears that this authority extends to guardianship proceedings as well. 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.


Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no