Discretionary appointment of counsel

Litigation, All Basic Human Needs

In Travelers Indem. Co. of Conn. v. Mayfield, 923 S.W.2d 590, 593–94 (Tex. 1996), the Texas Supreme Court concluded that "in some exceptional cases, the public and private interests at stake are such that the administration of justice may best be served by appointing a lawyer to represent an indigent civil litigant."

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: yes