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 Typesort descending City Phone Email
Burmese, Karen Morics Moo Other Omaha, NE 402-871-9991 moricsmoo@gmail.com
French Bryan Watkins Other Omaha, NE 402-990-9717 monsieurlechevalier@pm.me
Tamil Premnath Singh Hukumsingh Other Omaha, NE 713-927-0070 hpremnath@yahoo.com
Persian/Farsi/Dari, Russian Farzona Komilova Other Omaha, NE 402-813-8888 komilovaf@gmail.com
Tigrinya, Amharic Habtom Tekle Other Laurel, MD 202-375-8568 habtomtekle@yahoo.com
Tagalog Loraine Perez Other Lincoln, NE 402-802-8110 lgap419@gmail.com
K'iche Alicia Canuz Venutra Other 213-985-8821 mzatbalam@gmail.com
Albanian Anila Mayhew Other New London, OH 509-302-8962 anila@albanianexpert.com
Nepali Puspa Luitel Other Mason, OH 513-834-0190 puspaluitel20@gmail.com
Yoruba, Pidgin, Huasa Florence Adeyemi Other afnconnect@aol.com
Amharic, Tigrinya Selam Legesse Other Washington, DC 202-299-4958 selam7@gmail.com
Akateco, Q'anjobal, Chuj Victor Enrique Lopez Diego Other Los Angeles, CA 213-725-6567 mayaspirit55@gmail.com
Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin Luna Tsang-Sahs Other Cook, NE 402-304-0033 lunatsang@gmail.com
K'iche Misael Itzep Other Alta Loma, CA 909-646-0238 itzep2u@gmail.com
Deaf Interpreter Carol Manning Other Omaha, NE 402-216-6487 TEXT ONLY cmanningxc@gmail.com
Chinese Mandarin Ralene Cheng Other Lincoln, NE 402-326-7849 ruilincheng@hotmail.com
Ukrainian, Russian Serhiy Horokhovskyy Other Lincoln, NE 402-853-6083 sergey.horokhovskiy@gmail.com
Karen Khu Say Other Lincoln, NE 402-405-2290 khu.say10@gmail.com
Azerbaijani (Northern & Southern), Persian/Farsi/Dari, Tajik, Turkish Manouchehr Mahmoudzadeh Other Fair Oaks, CA 916-969-0889 manouch_m@yahoo.com
French Amine El Fajri Other Salt Lake City, UT 801-326-9525 fajri2000@hotmail.com
Q'anjobal Ramirez De Ramirez-Juan Other Omaha, NE 660-233-2242 ramjua2@gmail.com
Pashto, Persian/Farsi/Dari Jawaid Kotwal Other Sterling, VA 703-581-2312 jawaid.kotwal@gmail.com
Arabic, Kurdish Khalaf Hesso Other Lincoln, NE 402-310-3703 hessointerpreting@gmail.com
Samoan Tiva Aga Other Fife, WA 253-993-8697 teineoleaeto@gmail.com
Tagalog Anabelle Paghiligan-Wall Other Papillion, NE 402-594-9438 anawall1122@hotmail.com

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