Statewide Register of Interpreters

Statewide Register of Interpreters

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 Statewide Register of Interpreters 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 Statewide Register of Interpreters 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 Statewide Register of Interpreters 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 Type Citysort descending Phone Email
Chuukese Jill Short Registered Charlotte Hill, MD 240-346-0932
Mortlockese Jill Short Other Charlotte Hill, MD 240-346-0932
Polish Wojciech “Voight” Stremel Certified Chicago, IL 773-251-4416
Korean YoYo Yong Beom Kim Certified Chicago, IL 773-793-6266
Mashallese Barbara Fisher Other Clemson, SC 864-873-8387
Spanish Ana Cardenas-Pottebaum Certified Clive, IA 515-720-8631
Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin Luna Tsang-Sahs Other Cook, NE 402-304-0033
French Frederique Sevet-Collier Certified Crete, NE 531-248-9756
Amharic, Kunama, Tigrinya, Sudanese Arabic Stefano Dago Other Crystal, MN 763-443-3954
Spanish Maria Izabel Chavez Certified Dallas, TX 402-992-2911
Spanish Adriana Morales Certified Denver, CO 214-695-3088
Telugu Subbanna Varanasi Other Des Moines, IA 515-450-7052
Spanish Dale Taylor Certified Detroit, MI 402-841-0887
Portuguese, Tarahumara Dale Taylor Other Detroit, MI 402-841-0887
Malayalam Matthew Vathalloor Other Elmont, NY 516-592-2767
Spanish Maria Easterday Certified Eustis, NE 308-320-4037
Azerbaijani (Northern & Southern), Persian/Farsi/Dari, Tajik, Turkish Manouchehr Mahmoudzadeh Other Fair Oaks, CA 916-969-0889
Samoan Tiva Aga Other Fife, WA 253-993-8697
Hatian Creole Nadege Cherubin Certified Fort Lauderdale, FL 404-861-8188
Spanish Edie Cruise Certified Germany, 402-218-2187
Karen Htee Shee Other Gladstone, MO 402-309-6393
Spanish Sylvia Gaylord Murray Certified Golden, CO 617-947-6218
Spanish Abigail Acosta Registered Goodland, KS 402-649-7047
Fur (Dar Fur), Juba Arabic, Sudanese Arabic, Nuba Moro Estella Abuelsheikh Other Grand Island, NE 308-379-8823
Spanish Irma Watt Certified Grand Island, NE 402-459-0058