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, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Protected Person
Indigent persons subjected to a guardianship are entitled to appointed counsel. Alaska Stat. § 13.26.226(b). The statute goes on to say that if the respondent is financially unable to employ an attorney, the court shall appoint the office of public advocacy under Alaska Stat. § 13.26.291 to represent the respondent in the proceedings.
For conservatorships based on anything other than minority, the person has a right to appointed counsel (for minority-based conservatorships, the court may appoint counsel). Alaska Stat. § 13.26.430(a).
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