Right to counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

Utah Code § 80-3-104(3) specifies:

(a) In an abuse, neglect, or dependency proceeding under this chapter, the juvenile court shall order that the child be represented by an attorney guardian ad litem, in accordance with Section 78A-2-803.

(b) A guardian ad litem appointed under Subsection (3)(a) shall represent the best interest of the minor, in accordance with the requirements of Section 78A-2-803.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes