Right to counsel

Litigation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents

A federal court found a federal due process right to counsel for indigent parents in Alabama dependency proceedings, but the case precedes the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Lassiter v. Dept of Soc Servs (which was about termination, not dependency), so it is possible it is no longer good law.

Cite: Roe v. Conn, 417 F.Supp. 769, 780 (M. D. Ala. 1976)

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes