Right to counsel

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Court Rule or Initiative, Termination of Parental Rights (Private) - Birth Parents

A court rule requires appointment of counsel for indigent parents in adoption cases where 1) the parents have Indian children; 2) the adoption alleges that the parents commited sexual assault/abuse resulting in the conception of a child and termination is in the best interests of the child; 3) any adoptions seeking to bypass the consent requirements.

Cite: AK R ADOPT Rule 8

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no