Statewide Register of Interpreters

Statewide Register of Interpreters

Court Staff, Probation Staff and Court-Ordered Mediation

If an interpreter is needed during business hours, court and probation personnel need to email all interpreter requests to the Operations Team with the county name in the subject line.  Court and probation personnel should not be contacting the interpreters directly and scheduling interpreter services. The only exception is for unplanned probation needs outside of normal business hours.

The initial request needs to contain all the following information:

  • Language
  • Date
  • Start time of all court ordered meetings/hearings or probation activities
  • Name
  • Case Number
  • Charges
  • Courtroom #
  • Hearing Type
  • Judge's Name
  • Attorney's Name and/or PO's Name
  • Meeting Type (PSI, PDI, FTM…)
  • Expected Duration
  • Address where the interpreter needs to go
  • Contact person info

Court personnel should follow this formal request process even if the judge or clerk magistrate asked the interpreter on the record if they are available for the next court date.  This will ensure the Language Access Program can confirm an interpreter has been scheduled and ensure they are paid for their services. ​

Attorneys

The Language Access Program does not pay interpreters used to facilitate communication between an attorney and client outside of the hearing.  Interpreters can assist with brief conversations if time allows.  As a rule, attorneys should contract with interpreters when they need to meet with their clients to discuss their case, court processes, and strategy.  Use the Statewide Register of Interpreters 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 when they are needed for Mental Health Board hearings, non-court ordered mediation or by other state agencies.  Use the Statewide Register of Interpreters 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 to find and secure an interpreter.  Please note that the Nebraska Supreme Court rule on interpreter payment rate must be adhered to, otherwise payment may be denied.    

Language(s) Name Type City Phone Email
Cambodian Vannara Lim Other Tacoma, WA 253-678-9270 Email
CART Mydge Heaney Omaha, NE 402-889-2950 Email
Certified Deaf Interpreter Cody McEvoy Other Omaha, NE 402-201-6188 TEXT ONLY Email
Certified Deaf Interpreter Shawn Shannon Certified Omaha, NE 402-999-6440 TEXT ONLY Email
Chatino Albino Cruz Vasquez Other 011-52-1-9511250371 Email
Akateco, Q'anjobal, Chuj Victor Enrique Lopez Diego Other Los Angeles, CA 213-725-6567 Email
Akateco, Chuj, Q'anjobal Juan de Juan Mateo Other Los Angeles, CA 213-247-4247 Email
Chuukese Marcus Dipwek Other Beaverton, OR 503-593-0156 Email
Chuukese Jill Short Registered Charlotte Hill, MD 240-346-0932 Email
Czech Petr Hoferek Other Omaha, NE 402-203-2816 Email
Slovak, Czech Adam Zahradnik Other 6012-988-0638 Email
Deaf Interpreter Kim Davis Other Lincoln, NE 402-405-8786 Email
Deaf Interpreter Carol Manning Other Omaha, NE 402-216-6487 TEXT ONLY Email
Dinka, Sudanese Arabic Elizabeth Ajongo Other Omaha, NE 402-301-0904 Email
Dinka, Juba Arabic, Nuer, Sudanese Arabic Joseph Jok Other San Diego, CA 858-877-1436 Email
Dinka, Sudanese Arabic Dhalbeng Malual Other Bellevue, NE 402-315-8549 Email
German, Dutch, Hebrew Daniel Bugel-Shunra Other Port Townsend, WA 360-643-0080 Email
Mina, Ewe, French Etornam "Kiki" Kouete Other Bennington, NE 402-813-4239 Email
Arabic, French Sarah Al Kasaby Other Omaha, NE 402-517-1662 Email
French Amine El Fajri Other Salt Lake City, UT 801-326-9525 Email
Mina, Ewe, French Etornam "Kiki" Kouete Other Bennington, NE 402-813-4239 Email
French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili Jacques Mucapa Other Lincoln, NE 402-805-3674 Email
French Bryan Watkins Other Omaha, NE 402-990-9717 Email
French Frederique Sevet-Collier Certified Crete, NE 531-248-9756 Email
Fur (Dar Fur), Juba Arabic, Sudanese Arabic, Nuba Moro Estella Abuelsheikh Other Grand Island, NE 308-379-8823 Email
German, Dutch, Hebrew Daniel Bugel-Shunra Other Port Townsend, WA 360-643-0080 Email
German, Romanian Ioana Paulat Other Portland, OR 360-421-7523 Email
German, Portuguese, Russian Andrej Schergin Other Omaha, NE 402-469-7100 Email
Greek Ellie Koteas Other Astoria, NY 917-704-7513 Email
Hindi, Gujarati Shivani Patel Other Omaha, NE 402-490-3124 Email
Burmese, Hakha Chin Rose Shee Other Omaha, NE 402-591-0248 Email
Hatian Creole Fabie Bodek Certified Miami, FL 786-253-5322 Email
Hatian Creole Nadege Cherubin Certified Fort Lauderdale, FL 404-861-8188 Email
Hatian Creole Viking Merceron Certified Kennesaw, GA 678-557-1055 Email
German, Dutch, Hebrew Daniel Bugel-Shunra Other Port Townsend, WA 360-643-0080 Email
Hindi, Nepali Kumar Gurung Other Omaha, NE 402-812-5616 Email
Hindi Augustin Moses Other Auburn, WA 913-484-0562 Email
Hindi, Gujarati Shivani Patel Other Omaha, NE 402-490-3124 Email
Arabic, Hindi, Persian/Farsi/Dari, Punjabi, Urdu Sajjad Hamandi Registered Washington, DC 717-253-7632 Email
Hmong Naima Lo Other Omaha, NE 402-208-6546 Email