Discretionary appointment of 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, Termination of Parental Rights (Private) - Children
The court may appoint an attorney to represent a child in custody disputes arising out of a temporary adoption placement, which occurs when a parent places the child directly with an adoptive family or when a licensed child-placing agency selects the adoptive family. Mich. Comp. Laws §710.23e(3), 710.23d(1). The temporary placement lasts for thirty days, at which point the child must be returned to the parent or a formal adoption proceeding must have been commenced. If a dispute arises at the end of the temporary placement, such as if the prospective parent is unwilling to proceed with the adoption, the court will hold a hearing to determine the custody of the child. Mich. Comp. Laws § 710.23e. At this point, the court will appoint an attorney to represent the child.
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