Discretionary appointment of counsel

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

Several Arkansas courts have said that due process only requires appointment of counsel on a case-by-case basis in termination cases.

Cite: Bearden v. Arkansas Dept of Human Servs., 42 S.W.3d 397 (Ark. 2001); Battishill v. Arkansas Dept. of Human Services, 82 S.W.3d 178, 179 (Ark. Ct. App. 2002)

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no