Right to counsel

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04/28/2021, Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Children

In 2021, North Dakota enacted a bill specifying that in child welfare cases (which includes termination of parental rights), "Counsel for the child must be appointed, regardless of income, unless counsel is retained for the juvenile ...  if the child is of sufficient age and competency to assist counsel."

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes