Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents

For parents in dependency proceedings, counsel is appointed "whenever the nature of the proceedings and due process so require."  Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 419B.205(1). The statute goes on to list factors for the court to consider, such as "[t]he duration and degree of invasiveness of the interference with the parent-child relationship that possibly could result from the proceeding", the complexity of the issues and evidence, the nature of the contested allegations and evidence, and the effect the ruling will have on subsequent proceedings (such as termination of parental rights).

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no