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
Spanish Vladimir Bazan Certified Lincoln, NE 402-805-0197
Romanian Vincent Simic Other Lincoln, NE 402-314-5019
Persian/Farsi/Dari, Urdu Saira Babagul Other Lincoln, NE 402-470-7642
Spanish Alex Perez Certified Lincoln, NE 402-730-3440
Arabic, Kurdish Salim Merza Other Lincoln, NE 402-321-3361
American Sign Language Kelly Brakenhoff Certified Lincoln, NE 402-440-5237
Arabic Yaser Eddmeiri Other Lincoln, NE 402-525-4256
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Amila Tanovic-Muslic Registered Lincoln, NE 402-770-1455
American Sign Language Frances Beaurivage Certified Lincoln, NE 402-540-6946
Arabic, Kurdish Khalaf Hesso Other Lincoln, NE 402-310-3703
Burmese Kham Noam Nang Other Lincoln, NE 402-770-7256
Deaf Interpreter Kim Davis Other Lincoln, NE 402-405-8786
Chinese Mandarin Zhaoyan Zhang Other Lincoln, NE 402-617-6952
Ukrainian, Russian Serhiy Horokhovskyy Other Lincoln, NE 402-853-6083
Swahili Godlove Lekule Other Lincoln, NE 402-580-7303
American Sign Language Sharon Sinkler Certified Lincoln, NE 402-525-2340
Spanish Juan Perez Registered Lincoln, NE 402-540-4738
Persian/Farsi/Dari, Pashto, Urdu Baktash Babagul Other Lincoln, NE 402-480-4181
Russian Nick Nersesian Registered Lincoln, NE 402-314-4441
Karen Khu Say Other Lincoln, NE 402-405-2290
Spanish Belkin Gonzalez Certified Lincoln, NE 308-380-3131
Arabic, Kurdish Nizar Zhaiya Other Lincoln, NE 402-450-4147
Spanish Ben Hammar Registered Lincoln, NE 402-975-0235
Russian, Ukrainian Oleg Stepanyuk Other Lincoln, NE 402-610-2618
French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili Jacques Mucapa Other Lincoln, NE 402-805-3674