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
Every respondent under the Commitment Procedures' Chapter of the North Dakota Century Code is entitled to legal counsel before commitment for mental illness. N.D. Cent. Code § 25-03.1-13. Counsel shall be appointed if an appearance by an attorney has not been entered within twenty-four hours of the filing of a petition for commitment and at the county's expense if the respondent is indigent.
More specifically, there is the right to counsel before involuntary commitment hearings and any court-ordered examination, especially if the person is indigent. N.D. Cent. Code § 25-03.1-09. Also, if such a person poses an immediate serious risk of harm to others, themselves, or property, they may be taken into custody, but must be advised of the right to counsel. § 25-03.1-25.
Furthermore, if an order of involuntary commitment is appealable, the court must notify the respondent of their right to counsel. N.D. Cent. Code § 25-03.1-29. See also § 25-03.1-31 (right to counsel in procedure to extend commitment).
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