Language Access Committee

Language Access Committee

Origin/Authorization: Nebraska Supreme Court consultation minutes created the committee, September 14, 2005.  Nebraska Supreme Court consultation minutes made the committee a standing committee of the Access to Justice Commission, March 20, 2017.

Mission Statement: In order to secure and protect the rights of persons who are unable to readily understand or communicate in the English language and cannot be protected in legal proceedings unless qualified interpreters are provided, the Nebraska Supreme Court creates the Language Access Committee. The purpose of the committee shall be to create, evaluate and recommend statewide policies, rules and regulations of court and probation interpreting throughout the state.

Name Title/Organization Appointment Date

Justice John Freudenberg, Chairperson

Supreme Court

10/24/18

Judge Linda Bauer

County Court

3/8/17

Judy Beutler

State Court Administration

9/14/05

Becky Boryca

District Court Clerk

2/23/17

Olivia Brockman

Interpreter

10/18/16

Deborah Minardi

Probation Administrator

2/20/19

Bob Denton

Chief Probation Officer

10/27/10

Maria Easterday

Interpreter

6/28/17

Ellen Faltys

Clerk Magistrate

9/14/05

Adrian Hinojosa

Court Interpreter Coordinator

1/31/13

Judge Christopher Kelly

Juvenile Court

11/17/10

Ann Marie Kudlacz

Executive Director, Southern Sudan Community Association

10/29/14

Maureen Larsen

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreter

11/16/05

Judge John Marsh

District Court

12/14/16

Judge Julie Martin

Workers' Compensation Court

5/4/16

Judge Craig McDermott

County Court

3/16/11

Constanza Meier

Interpreter

12/10/08

Jeck-Jenard Navarrete

Office of the Federal Public Defender Interpreter

9/14/05

Elizabeth Neeley

Nebraska State Bar Association

2/15/06

Judge Randin Roland

County Court

5/5/10

Corey Steel

State Court Administrator

6/11/14

Judge Paul Vaughan

District Court

5/9/18

Staff    
Jennifer Verhein