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 Name Type Citysort descending Phone Email
Chuukese Jill Short Registered Charlotte Hill, MD 240-346-0932 chuukesetranslator@gmail.com
Mortlockese Jill Short Other Charlotte Hill, MD 240-346-0932 chuukesetranslator@gmail.com
Polish Wojciech “Voight” Stremel Certified Chicago, IL 773-251-4416 polishedcomm@gmail.com
Korean YoYo Yong Beom Kim Certified Chicago, IL 773-793-6266 yoyokim@aol.com
Marshallese Barbara Fisher Other Clemson, SC 864-873-8387 barbericfish@gmail.com
Spanish Ana Cardenas-Pottebaum Certified Clive, IA 515-720-8631 atozeverything01@gmail.com
Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin Luna Tsang-Sahs Other Cook, NE 402-304-0033 lunatsang@gmail.com
French Frederique Sevet-Collier Certified Crete, NE 531-248-9756 FredSevet@hotmail.com
Spanish Maria Izabel Chavez Certified Dallas, TX 402-992-2911 Chaveztranslator@gmail.com
Spanish Adriana Morales Certified Denver, CO 214-695-3088 amorales.wagner@gmail.com
Telugu Subbanna Varanasi Other Des Moines, IA 515-450-7052 subbu515@gmail.com
Spanish Dale Taylor Certified Detroit, MI 402-841-0887 greattranslations@hotmail.com
Portuguese, Tarahumara Dale Taylor Other Detroit, MI 402-841-0887 greattranslations@hotmail.com
Malayalam Matthew Vathalloor Other Elmont, NY 516-592-2767 Vathalloor@icloud.com
Spanish Maria Easterday Certified Eustis, NE 308-320-4037 maria.easterday@gmail.com
Azerbaijani (Northern & Southern), Persian/Farsi/Dari, Tajik, Turkish Manouchehr Mahmoudzadeh Other Fair Oaks, CA 916-969-0889 manouch_m@yahoo.com
Samoan Tiva Aga Other Fife, WA 253-993-8697 teineoleaeto@gmail.com
Hatian Creole Nadege Cherubin Certified Fort Lauderdale, FL 404-861-8188 nmcherubin@gmail.com
Spanish Edie Cruise Certified Germany, 402-218-2187 edie.cruise@gmail.com
Spanish Sylvia Gaylord Murray Certified Golden, CO 617-947-6218 gaylord@codex-consulting.net
Spanish Abigail Acosta Registered Goodland, KS 402-649-7047 abigailacosta87@gmail.com
Fur (Dar Fur), Juba Arabic, Sudanese Arabic, Nuba Moro Estella Abuelsheikh Other Grand Island, NE 308-379-8823 Estella_Abuelsheikh@yahoo.com
Spanish Irma Watt Certified Grand Island, NE 402-459-0058 IrmaWatt@gmail.com
American Sign Language Maureen Larsen Certified Gretna, NE 402-213-8018 mlarsen.sla@gmail.com
Persian/Farsi/Dari, Tajik, Urdu Nadia Bessembinders Other Gretna, NE 402-320-0536 nbessembinders@gmail.com

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