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).
Court Rule or Initiative, Child Support Enforcement (Civil Contempt)
New Jersey Directives Dir. 15-08 provides an explicit right to appointed counsel, as per the New Jersey Supreme Court's decision in Pasqua v. Council, 892 A.2d 663 (N.J. 2006).
Note that N.J. R. 5:3-4(a) specifies the court must assign counsel to represent indigents in all family actions where a party is by constitution, state or federal, or by law entitled to counsel, even where there is no publicly-funded source of representation available (in other words, appointed counsel goes unpaid), except in child support enforcement hearings. The "except in child support hearings" was an amendment added in response to Pasqua. In terms of compensation for the newly recognized right, the Pasqua Court stated:
We will not use our authority to impress lawyers into service without promise of payment to remedy the constitutional defect in our system. The benefits and burdens of our constitutional system must be borne by society as a whole. In the past, the Legislature has acted responsibly to provide funding to assure the availability of constitutionally mandated counsel to the poor ... We trust that the Legislature will address the current issue as well.
In other words, because the Pasquacourt essentially forbade the use of pro bono attorneys for child support cases, the Legislature amended the statute to exclude child support cases from the types of cases where non-state-funded (i.e., pro bono) counsel is appointed.
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