Discretionary appointment of counsel
Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents
Haw. Rev. Stat. § 587A-17(a) provides that the court may appoint counsel for indigent parents in termination proceedings, or for other parties if it is in the child's best interest. Note, however, that this discretionary system has been superseded by a constitutional ruling establishing a right to counsel in all such proceedings. See In re T.M., 319 P.3d 338 (Haw. 2014).
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: no