Right to counsel

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Legislation, Adult Protective Proceedings - Proposed Ward

Cunsel must be provided to any indigent, incapacitated adult in a protective placement  hearing.  NMSA 1978, § 27-7-27(A)(2) (in adult protective proceedings, "the adult has the right to counsel whether or not the adult is present at the hearing. If the adult is indigent, the court shall appoint counsel no later than the time of the filing of the petition").

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no