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, Housing - Evictions
On written application of a party, a county court may appoint “any qualified attorney who is willing to provide pro bono services” to represent someone who was in possession of their residence at the time of eviction and qualifies for in forma pauperis status. Tex. Gov’t Code Ann. § 25.0020. The statute requires the court to notify parties of the right to make this request. Tex. Gov’t Code Ann. § 26.010(e). The statute also specifies that the attorney may not receive fees unless such fees are provided for “by contract, statute, common law, court rules, or other regulations;” the county is explicitly exempt from having to pay such fees. Tex. Gov’t Code Ann. 26.010(d).
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