Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Court Rule or Initiative, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor

Utah R. Juv. P. Rule 60(c) provides that for judicial bypass of the parental consent requirement for a minor to have an abortion, the court shall "consider appointing an attorney under Utah Code Section 78A-6-1111 and/or the Office of Guardian ad Litem under Section 78A-6-902. If the court appoints an attorney, it may also appoint the Office of Guardian ad Litem."  There apparently is no way to obtain a bypass of the parental notification requirement.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no