Discretionary appointment of 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, 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. § 18.66.100
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: yes