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, Civil Commitment - Subject of Petition
While § 632.335(2)(1) only speaks of the right in commitment proceedings to be "represented by an attorney," § 632.415 adds that the court must "maintain a current register of attorneys who have agreed to be appointed to represent respondents against whom involuntary civil detention proceedings have been instituted in such county," and that "[i]f the judge finds that the respondent is unable to pay attorney's fees for the services rendered in the proceedings, the judge shall allow a reasonable attorney's fee for the services, which fee shall be assessed as costs and paid together with all other costs in the proceeding by the state . . . ." See also § 632.325 (respondent must be advised that "An attorney has been appointed who will represent him before and after the hearing and who will be notified as soon as possible ...")
Involuntary commitment for drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation is accompanied by a similar right to counsel. See § 631.135 ("The personnel of the alcohol or drug abuse facility . . . shall advise the respondent that . . . [a]n attorney has been appointed who will represent him before and after the hearing [to determine whether his detention will continue.]")
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