Discretionary appointment of counsel - petitioner in civil contempt
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).
Court Rule or Initiative, Other subject area
Tex. R. Civ. P. 308a permits the court to appoint an attorney to represent a person claiming violation of an order for child support or access to the child. Notably, Rule 308a does not provide for paying these appointed attorneys for support violations "[e]xcept by order of the court" and then any fee shall only "be adjudged against the party who violated" the support or possession order in question.
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