Right to counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

Colorado Revised Statute Section 19-3-203(1) specifies that "Upon the filing of a petition under section 19-3-502 that alleges abuse or neglect of a minor child, the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem" ("GAL"), while section 19-1-103(59) specifies that the GAL must be an attorney licensed to practice in Colorado.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no