Right to counsel

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Legislation, Adult Protective Proceedings - Proposed Ward

Ala. Code § 26-2A-135(b) provides that for conservatorships or "other protective proceedings" for adults, "Unless respondent has counsel, "the court shall appoint an attorney ... who may be granted the powers and duties of a guardian ad litem" (emphasis added).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes