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, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents
An indigent parent has a statutory right to appointed counsel in every stage of an abuse/neglect proceeding via Mich. Comp. Laws. 712A.17c(4), and the parent must be advised of this right. Michigan Court Rule 3.915(B) adds that the court, at respondent's first court appearance in a child protective proceeding, advise the respondent of the right to retain an attorney to represent the respondent at any hearing conducted pursuant to the rules and if the respondent is not represented by an attorney, the respondent may request a court-appointed attorney at any later hearing.
Rule 3.915(B) was amended in January 2012 to add that the right to counsel extends to any preliminary hearings.
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: no