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, Termination of Parental Rights (Private) - Children
In a private agency guardianship and adoption, the prospective adoptee has a right to counsel where he or she is at least 10 years old and is either a minor or under a disability. Md. Code Fam. Law § 5-3A-07(b)(1). In an independent adoption, the prospective adoptee has a right to counsel where he or she is both under a disability and at least 10 years old. Md. Code Fam. Law § 5-3B-06(b)(1).
Other than those situations, the court has discretion to appoint independent counsel for a child who is the subject of the case. Md. Code Fam. Law § 1-202.
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