Right to counsel

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Litigation, Termination of Parental Rights (Private) - Birth Parents

The Alaska Supreme Court held that indigent parents have a right to counsel under the Alaska Constitution whenever someone seeks to bypass their consent to adoption. The court found sufficient state involvement required to invoke due process.

Cite: Matter of K.L.J., 813 P.2d 276, 278 (Alaska 1991)

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no