Right to counsel

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Litigation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents

The Alaska Supreme Court held that the state constitution's due process clause requires counsel for indigent parents "whenever an indigent parent, unable to present his or her case properly, faces a substantial possibility of the loss of custody or of prolonged separation from a child."  

Cite: Flores v. Flores, 598 P.2d 893, 895 (Alaska 1979)

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no