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
Q'anjobal Ramirez De Ramirez-Juan Other Omaha, NE 660-233-2242 ramjua2@gmail.com
Spanish Jeck Navarrete Certified Omaha, NE 402-221-7896 jeck_navarrete@fd.org
Russian, Ukrainian Viktoria Feikert Other Omaha, NE 308-293-7136 feikertvi@gmail.com
Spanish Miryan Ingrassia Certified Orlando, FL 239-560-9626 interpreters@yahoo.com
Portuguese Miryan Ingrassia Registered Orlando, FL 239-560-9626 interpreters@yahoo.com
Spanish Marilyn Morales-Toppi Registered Papillion, NE 402-660-1014 MsMMMorales@gmail.com
Tagalog Anabelle Paghiligan-Wall Other Papillion, NE 402-594-9438 anawall1122@hotmail.com
K'iche Sixta Sass Registered Port Orchard, WA 360-876-7140 sixtasass@att.net
German, Dutch, Hebrew Daniel Bugel-Shunra Other Port Townsend, WA 360-643-0080 daniel@shunra.net
German, Romanian Ioana Paulat Other Portland, OR 360-421-7523 ioana_paulat@comcast.net
Mam Bertilda Martin Mendoza Other Portland, OR 971-275-2844 bmaminterpreter@gmail.com
Vietnamese Lana Nguyen Certified Prior Lake, MN 612-501-8072 lananguyens@yahoo.com
Sudanese Arabic, Juba Arabic Sawsan Abugosseia Certified Prospect, KY 502-553-1521 sabugosseisa@gmail.com
Arabic Sawasan Abugosseia Certified Prospect, KY 502-553-1521 sabugosseisa@gmail.com
Spanish Marcela Chudomelka Registered Ralston, NE 402-905-8630 supergataloka@hotmail.com
Spanish Paola Tovar Certified Rancho Cucamonga, CA 909-539-5959 omegaparalegalandcourtservices@gmail.com
Somali Mascuud Xaaji Certified Rochester, MN 507-272-1422 mascuud.cxi@gmail.com
Amharic, Tigrinya Peter Gebre Other Rockville, MD 202-441-7504 peterhagosgebre@gmail.com
Arabic Amine El Fajri Certified Salt Lake City, UT 801-326-9525 fajri2000@hotmail.com
French Amine El Fajri Other Salt Lake City, UT 801-326-9525 fajri2000@hotmail.com
Spanish Guadalupe McIntosh Registered San Antonio, TX 402-681-1064 Lupemac@att.net
Dinka, Juba Arabic, Nuer, Sudanese Arabic Joseph Jok Other San Diego, CA 619-850-6242 joseph_jok@yahoo.com
Bulgarian Daniella D’Louhy Other Seattle, WA 206-937-6244 daniella_ganeva@hotmail.com
Ilocano, Tagalog Angelo Abella Other Seattle, WA 206-391-7942 angeloabella57@gmail.com
Spanish Raul Escobar Certified Seward, NE 402-890-9561 escobarinterpreting@gmail.com

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