Right to 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, Custody Disputes - Birth Parents
Indigent parents in custody cases are entitled to representation by the Office of Public Advocacy if the opposing party is represented by counsel provided by a public agency. Alaska Stat. § 44.21.410(a)(4).
The court has said that the Alaska Legal Services Corporation and the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault are both "public agencies." Flores v. Flores, 598 P.2d 893 (Alaska 1979); In the Matter of Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, 264 P.3d 835 (Alaska 2011).
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: categorical Qualified: yes