Right to counsel

Litigation, Civil Commitment - Subject of Petition

In Heryford v. Parker, 396 F.2d 393, 396 (10th Cir. 1968), a federal appellate court relied on Application of Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967) to find a right to counsel in Wyoming civil commitment proceedings, and brushed aside the discretionary Wyoming appointment statute existing at the time as insufficient.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes