Discretionary appointment - removal of disabilities of minority
Legislation, Other subject area
The court may appoint an attorney or a guardian ad litem for a minor seeking emancipation. Alaska Stat. § 09.55.590(e). The discretionary appointment shall be made in accordance with Alaska Stat. § 25.24.310. Id. Paragraph (c) of § 25.24.310 provides that a guardian ad litem is required if, "in the opinion of the court, representation of the child's best interests, to be distinguished from preferences, would serve the welfare of the child."
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