Right to counsel
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, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Ward
After filing a petition for appointment of guardian for "an individual alleged to be incapacitated", the proposed ward or ward has a right to appointed counsel to advocate for the expressed wishes of the ward if the proposed ward or ward requests counsel, the court is notified by the guardian or another person that the proposed ward or ward is opposed to the guardianship petition, or the court determines that the interests of justice require counsel for the proposed ward or ward. Wis. Stat. Ann. § 54.42(1).
A ward or their guardian may petition to review a determination of incompetency, to have the guardian discharged and a new guardian appointed, or to have the guardianship limited or specific rights restored. For these proceedings, the ward has a right to counsel and may retain and contract for the payment of counsel, subject to the court's approval. If the ward is unable to obtain counsel, the court shall appoint legal counsel. If the ward is indigent, the county of jurisdiction for the guardianship shall provide counsel at the county's expense. Wis. Stat. Ann. § 54.64(2)(4)(b).
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