Right to counsel
Litigation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents
In In re Meko M., 272 A.D.2d 953, 954 (N.Y. App. Div. 2000), the court stated that "A parent facing removal of a child from his or her home has a fundamental right to an attorney”, and cited to In re Ella B., 285 N.E.2d 288 (N.Y. 1972), which recognized a constitutional right to counsel in child welfare cases. The state high court has not revisited Ella B. since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Lassiter.
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: categorical Qualified: yes