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 City Phone Email
Ilocano, Tagalog Angelo Abella Other Seattle, WA 206-391-7942 angeloabella57@gmail.com
Tagalog Anabelle Paghiligan-Wall Other Papillion, NE 402-594-9438 anawall1122@hotmail.com
Tagalog Loraine Perez Other Lincoln, NE 402-802-8110 lgap419@gmail.com
Tamil Premnath Singh Hukumsingh Other Omaha, NE 713-927-0070 hpremnath@yahoo.com
Portuguese, Tarahumara Dale Taylor Other Detroit, MI 402-841-0887 greattranslations@hotmail.com
Telugu Subbanna Varanasi Other Des Moines, IA 515-450-7052 subbu515@gmail.com
Laotian, Thai Tamni Sundling Other Alda, NE 308-382-0887 tamnisgarden@gmail.com
Laotian, Thai Joseph Tasma Other Livonia, MI 419-973-4995 thai2michigan@aol.com
Thai Chinnapat Wirachakul Other Omaha, NE 402-319-7610 cwirachakul@gmail.com
Turkish Jale Bryan Other Bellevue, NE 402-616-9919 bryantmj4@cox.net
Azerbaijani (Northern & Southern), Persian/Farsi/Dari, Tajik, Turkish Manouchehr Mahmoudzadeh Other Fair Oaks, CA 916-969-0889 manouch_m@yahoo.com
Russian, Ukrainian Nick Nersesian Registered Lincoln, NE 402-314-4441 NickN50@gmail.com
Russian, Ukrainian Viktoria Feikert Other Omaha, NE 308-293-7136 feikertvi@gmail.com
Ukrainian, Russian Serhiy Horokhovskyy Other Lincoln, NE 402-853-6083 sergey.horokhovskiy@gmail.com
Russian, Ukrainian Oleg Stepanyuk Other Lincoln, NE 402-610-2618 Olegstepanyuk.hop@gmail.com
Ukrainian Iouri Surnik Other Minneapolis, MN 612-203-0908 isinstitute@hotmail.com
Arabic, Hindi, Persian/Farsi/Dari, Punjabi, Urdu Sajjad Hamandi Registered Washington, DC 717-253-7632 a1polyglot@icloud.com
Persian/Farsi/Dari, Urdu Saira Babagul Other Lincoln, NE 402-470-7642 Paravana1200@yahoo.com
Persian/Farsi/Dari, Pashto, Urdu Baktash Babagul Other Lincoln, NE 402-480-4181 Babagul.Baktash@hotmail.com
Persian/Farsi/Dari, Tajik, Urdu Nadia Bessembinders Other Gretna, NE 402-320-0536 nbessembinders@gmail.com
Pashto, Persian/Farsi/Dari, Urdu Feriedoon Ghulamhassan Other Lincoln, NE 402-318-4024 gferiedoon@hotmail.com
Pashto, Persian/Farsi/Dari, Urdu Mirwais Shinwari Other Omaha, NE 402-218-6656 mshinwari1352@gmail.com
Uzbek, Russian Zarina Usmanova Other Omaha, NE 402-214-9023 zarinakhon@gmail.com
Vietnamese Kenneth Hoang Certified Thorton, CO 720-987-5824 Kaehoang@gmail.com
Vietnamese Lana Nguyen Certified Prior Lake, MN 612-501-8072 lananguyens@yahoo.com

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