Right to 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, Adult Protective Proceedings - Proposed Ward
There is a right to appointed counsel in proceedings under the Adult Maltreatment Custody Act to commit custody of a person to the state. In Adams v. Ark. Health and Human Services, 375 Ark. 402, 405, 408 (Ark. 2009), the court held that this statutory right extends to appeals. See also Ark. Code Ann. § 9-20-109(d) (“The court shall immediately appoint the Arkansas Public Defender Commission to represent the maltreated adult if: (1) There is reasonable cause to believe the maltreated adult is indigent; or (2) The maltreated adult's liberty interest is in jeopardy and the financial condition of the maltreated adult is undetermined.”)
Cite: Ark. Code Ann. § 9-20-116
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: no