Discretionary appointment of counsel
Legislation, Domestic Violence - Alleged Victim
When an alleged victim is seeking a protective order, the court can appoint counsel for the victim if the respondent is represented.
Cite: Wash. Rev. Code § 7.90.070
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: discretionary Qualified: no