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, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children
Ark. Code Ann. § 9-27-401 established a Division of Dependency and Neglect Representation, and it refers to "the intent of the General Assembly to provide an appropriate and adequate level of representation to all children in dependency- neglect proceedings as required under federal and state law pursuant to § 9-27-316." Under § 9- 27-316(f), children are entitled to a "best interests" attorney ad litem.
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: no