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, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents
Parents have a right to counsel in proceedings under the Children's Code involving the involuntary termination of parental rights. Wis. Stat. Ann. §§ 48.23(2). For parents over the age of 18, if the parent appears to be unable to afford counsel or if a request is made to the court, the court must refer the parent to indigency determinations under Wis. Stat. Ann. § 977.07(1). Wis. Stat. Ann. § 48.23(4). "In any other situation under this section in which a person has a right to be represented by counsel or is provided counsel at the discretion of the court, competent and independent counsel shall be provided and reimbursed in any manner suitable to the court regardless of the person's ability to pay …" Wis. Stat. Ann. § 48.23(4).
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: no