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 - Children
The Uniform Juvenile Court Act provides indigent parties with appointed counsel "at custodial, post-petition, and informal adjustment stages of proceedings under this chapter" (although the next sentence clarifies that only indigent children are entitled to appointed counsel at the informal adjustment stage). N.D. Cent. Code § 27-20-26. However, a child's right to counsel in juvenile proceedings only arises for a child who is either not represented by the child's parent or guardian or where the child's interests conflict with those of the parent. N.D. Cent. Code § 27-20-26(1).
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: yes