Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 587A-17(a) provides that the court may appoint counsel for any "party" in an abuse/neglect proceeding if it is in the child's best interest, and § 587A-4 defines "party" to include the child.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no