Language Access Directory

Language Access Directory

Court Staff, Probation Staff and Court-Ordered Mediation

Court and Probation staff are to email all interpreter requests to with the county name in the subject line.  The only exception to this is for Douglas, Lancaster, and Sarpy counties.  They may continue to email their on-site Operations Team member directly:


The Language Access Program does not pay interpreters used to facilitate communication between an attorney and client outside of a hearing.  Interpreters can assist with brief ex parte conversations if time allows.  As a rule, attorneys should contract interpreters when they need to meet with their clients to discuss their case, court processes, and strategy.  Use the Language Access Directory below to reach out to the interpreters for their current rates and availability.  

“To address these needs, the Nebraska Legislature, under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 and LB1014, set aside $500,000 in federal funds for Fiscal Years 2022-23 and 2023-24 to reimburse expenses incurred in the provision of qualified, licensed sign language interpreters (whether on-site or remote) throughout the state (including Lincoln and Omaha) to provide effective communication access services between attorneys and deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing individuals outside of the courtroom.”  Click here for more information or contact the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.       

Mental Health Board Hearings, Non-Court Ordered Mediation and State agencies

The Language Access Program does not pay for the interpreter in these instances.  Use the Language Access Directory below to reach out to the interpreters for their current rates and availability.  

Workers Compensation Court

The Language Access Program will pay for the interpreter, but it is the employer’s obligation to schedule the interpreter.  Use the Language Access Directory below to find and secure an interpreter.  Interpreter fees and expenses are fixed and ordered paid in accordance with the Court Interpreter Fee schedule established by the Supreme Court.  Please note that payment may be denied if the Fee Schedule is not adhered to.

Language Name Typesort descending City Phone Email
Sinhalese Vishaka Smith Shoreline, WA 206-790-9306
CART Mydge Heaney Omaha, NE 402-889-2950
Vietnamese Lana Nguyen Certified Prior Lake, MN 612-501-8072
Russian Victoria Welles Certified Lincoln,, NE 402-770-1176
Spanish Caden Tait Certified Omaha, NE 719-373-7862
Spanish Miryan Ingrassia Certified Orlando, FL 239-560-9626
Somali Abdi Elmi Certified Minneapolis, MN 612-423-1022
Spanish Laura Garcia-Hein Certified Bennington, NE 402-661-7307
Hatian Creole Viking Merceron Certified Kennesaw, GA 678-557-1055
Spanish Perla Alarcon-Flory Certified Sioux City, IA 712-898-5263
Russian Iouri Surnik Certified Minneapolis, MN 612-203-0908
Vietnamese Lauren Tran Certified Aravada, CO 720-360-9747
Spanish Julie Sellers Certified Atchison, KS 913-370-5022
American Sign Language Margaret Propp Certified Lincoln, NE 402-314-3182
Chinese Mandarin Claudio Huang Certified Omaha, NE 402-671-9808
Spanish Irma Watt Certified Grand Island, NE 402-459-0058
Spanish Sarah Sosa Certified Mitchell, NE 308-641-5838
Spanish Lesley Walker Certified Birmingham, AL 205-617-3726
Spanish Vladimir Bazan Certified Lincoln, NE 402-805-0197
Spanish Maria Easterday Certified Eustis, NE 308-320-4037
Hatian Creole Fabie Bodek Certified Miami, FL 786-253-5322
American Sign Language Katrina Watton Certified Omaha, NE 402-570-8802
Spanish Ashley Villanueva Enriquez Certified Omaha, NE 402-917-8219
Spanish Maria Izabel Chavez Certified Dallas, TX 402-992-2911
Spanish Constanza Meier Certified Omaha, NE 402-631-8480