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
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
Vietnamese Lauren Tran Certified Aravada, CO 720-360-9747 laurentran2011@yahoo.com
Vietnamese Myhanh Che Registered Omaha, NE 402-350-3799 Myhanh.che@gmail.com
Vietnamese Sa Fielder Other Omaha, NE 402-281-8307 sayfielder@yahoo.com
Vietnamese Maizyen Nguyen Other Lincoln, NE 402-304-5327 maimailbx@gmail.com
Vietnamese Rosy Phan Other Lincoln, NE 402-706-2243 rosyphan2@gmail.com
Yoruba, Pidgin, Huasa Florence Adeyemi Other afnconnect@aol.com
Q'anjobal Ramirez De Ramirez-Juan Other Omaha, NE 660-233-2242 ramjua2@gmail.com
Akateco, Q'anjobal Juana Diego Other Omaha, NE 402-378-0437 juana.diego59@gmail.com
Akateco, Q'anjobal, Chuj Victor Enrique Lopez Diego Other Los Angeles, CA 213-725-6567 mayaspirit55@gmail.com
Akateco, Q'anjobal, Chuj Juan de Juan Mateo Other Los Angeles, CA 213-247-4247 brilense55@att.net
Amharic, Tigrinya, Italian Noel Abraham Other Hawthorene, CA 310-500-6131 ndabraha@gmail.com
Amharic, Tigrinya Peter Gebre Other Rockville, MD 202-441-7504 peterhagosgebre@gmail.com
Amharic, Tigrinya Selam Legesse Other Washington, DC 202-299-4958 selam7@gmail.com
Tigrinya, Amharic Habtom Tekle Other Laurel, MD 202-375-8568 habtomtekle@yahoo.com
Mina, Ewe, French Etornam "Kiki" Kouete Other Bennington, NE 402-813-4239 kikikouete@yahoo.com
Sinhalese Vishaka Smith Shoreline, WA 206-790-9306 vishakaws@hotmail.com
Persian/Farsi/Dari, Tajik, Urdu Nadia Bessembinders Other Gretna, NE 402-320-0536 nbessembinders@gmail.com
Tajik, Persian/Farsi/Dari Gila Khabbaza Other Odenton, MD 917-837-6902 langnyc@aol.com
Azerbaijani (Northern & Southern), Persian/Farsi/Dari, Tajik, Turkish Manouchehr Mahmoudzadeh Other Fair Oaks, CA 916-969-0889 manouch_m@yahoo.com

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