The district court abused its discretion in declining to appoint postonviction counsel to appellant. Appointment of counsel under NRS § 34.750(1) is not necessarily dependent upon whether a pro se petitioner raised claims that have merit or warrant an evidentiary hearing. Language barriers may deprive appellants of a meaningful opportunity to present his or her claims, and should therefore be taken into consideration.
Martinez, Briana, "Renteria-Novoa (Guillermo) v. State, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 11 (March 30, 2017)" (2017). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 1032.