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, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Children
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 169-C:10 permits appointment of counsel for children in certain abuse/neglect proceedings, but it is unclear whether this provision extends to termination of parental rights. On the one hand, N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 169-C:10 applies to all Child Protection Act proceedings, and the Act mentions termination of parental rights. See N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 169-C:24-a (describing situations where a termination petition is required). On the other hand, while parents and children are given a right to counsel in abuse/neglect proceedings in Chapter 169, the chapter giving parents a right to counsel in termination of parental rights cases (Chapter 170-C) makes no mention of representation of children.
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