[§584-19]  Right to counsel; free transcript on appeal.  (a)  At a pre-trial hearing and in further proceedings, any party may be represented by counsel.  The court may appoint counsel for a party who is financially unable to obtain counsel.

     (b)  If a party is financially unable to pay the cost of a transcript, the court may furnish on request a transcript for purposes of appeal. [L 1975, c 66, pt of §1]