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, Paternity - Defendant/Respondent
Indigent male respondents must be appointed counsel in paternity actions where the state is the petitioner, the petitioner is represented by a government attorney, or a court-appointed attorney commenced the action on the child's behalfm unless the respondent knowingly and voluntarily waives the appointment of counsel. Wis. Stat. Ann. § 767.83(1). The respondent may knowingly and voluntarily waive the appointment of counsel. Representation of the respondent is limited to only paternity proceedings. Wis. Stat. Ann. § 767.83(2). Representation may only be provided "after the results of any genetic tests have been completed and only if all of the results fail to show that the alleged father is excluded and fail to give rise to the rebuttable presumption... that the alleged father is the father of the child." Wis. Stat. Ann. § 767.83(2m).
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