[§346-402]  Court-appointed attorneys.  The court may appoint an attorney sua sponte or at the request of any party to represent a young adult who is eligible under section 346-395 and has signed the voluntary care agreement as described in section [346-396] if it is deemed by the court to be in the young adult's best interest.  Attorneys who are appointed by the court to represent a qualifying young adult may be paid by the court, unless the young adult for whom counsel is appointed has an independent estate sufficient to pay fees and costs. [L 2013, c 252, pt of §2]



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