Right to counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

In every child care proceeding, the court will appoint independent counsel for the child involved, including a referral to the district public defender, and this right cannot be waived by the child or anyone purporting to act on the child's behalf. La. Child. Code Ann. art. 607. 

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no