Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Domestic Violence - Alleged Victim

If a minor is subject to a crime involving domestic violence, they may be able to obtain a protective order against the household member who perpetrated the offense. 


When a parent, guardian, or other representative appointed by the court files a protective order on the minor's behalf, the court may appoint an attorney or guardian ad litem for the minor under Alaska Stat. § 18.66.100(a).  But "the office of public advocacy may not be appointed . . . for a minor in a petition filed under this section unless the petition has been filed on behalf of the minor." Id. (emphasis added).  

Cite: Alaska Stat. ยง 18.66.100

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: yes