Right to counsel - truancy
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, Other subject area
There is a right to counsel in certain truancy proceedings, as Tenn. Code § 37-1-126(a)(1) provides a right to counsel for minors in "unruly conduct" proceedings that place the child in jeopardy of being removed from the home, and § 37-1-102(b)(25)(A) defines "unruly child" as "a child in need of treatment and rehabilitation who: (i) Habitually and without justification is truant from school while subject to compulsory school attendance under § 49-6-3007 …"
Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 37-1-126(a)(2)(A), an adult is entitled to representation by legal counsel at all stages of any proceeding involving violation of compulsory school attendance pursuant to §§ 49-6-3007 and 49-6-3009.
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