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
Wash. Rev. Code § 71.05.360(5)(b) and Wash. Rev. Code § 71.05.300(2) require the appointment of counsel for indigent persons in civil commitment proceedings before and at the probable cause hearing. If a minor is being committed, the parents have a right to appointed counsel if they oppose the commitment and they are indigent, as per Wash. Rev. Code § 71.34.740(5). Wash. Rev. Code § 71.34.710(3) extends the right to counsel to minors subject to commitment.
Wash. Rev. Code § 70.96A.140(9) and Wash. Rev. Code § 70.96B.090(5)(a) provide a right to counsel for indigent persons commitments due to alcohol and substance abuse, respectively, and provide that the court can appoint counsel even if the person is not indigent.
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