Interpreter Directory

Statewide Register of Interpreters

Court Staff, Probation Staff and Court-Ordered Mediation

Court and Probation staff are to email all interpreter requests to with the county name in the subject line.  The only exception to this is for Douglas, Lancaster, and Sarpy counties.  They may continue to email their on-site Operations Team member directly:


The Language Access Program does not pay interpreters used to facilitate communication between an attorney and client outside of a hearing.  Interpreters can assist with brief ex parte conversations if time allows.  As a rule, attorneys should contract interpreters when they need to meet with their clients to discuss their case, court processes, and strategy.  Use the Statewide Register of Interpreters below 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 in these instances.  Use the Statewide Register of Interpreters below 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 below to find and secure an interpreter.  Interpreter fees and expenses are fixed and ordered paid in accordance with the Court Interpreter Fee schedule established by the Supreme Court.  Please note that payment may be denied if the Fee Schedule is not adhered to.

Language Name Type City Phone Email
Russian Iouri Surnik Certified Minneapolis, MN 612-203-0908
Russian Victoria Welles Certified Lincoln,, NE 402-770-1176
Russian Nick Nersesian Registered Lincoln, NE 402-314-4441
Russian, Ukrainian Viktoria Feikert Other Omaha, NE 308-293-7136
Russian Tom Fennell Other Omaha, NE 402-210-5525
Ukrainian, Russian Serhiy Horokhovskyy Other Lincoln, NE 402-853-6083
Persian/Farsi/Dari, Russian Farzona Komilova Other Omaha, NE 402-813-8888
Russian Tatyana Novikov Other Omaha, NE 402-996-0802
German, Portuguese, Russian Andrej Schergin Other Omaha, NE 402-905-2925
Russian, Ukrainian Oleg Stepanyuk Other Lincoln, NE 402-610-2618
Uzbek, Russian Zarina Usmanova Other Omaha, NE 402-214-9023
Slovak, Czech Adam Zahradnik Other Malaysia, 6012-988-0638
Somali Abdi Elmi Certified Minneapolis, MN 612-423-1022
Somali Mascuud Xaaji Certified Rochester, MN 507-272-1422
Mai Mai, Somali Abukar Abraham Other Stone Mountain, GA 404-955-2000
Somali Barre Hassan Other Lexington, NE 402-314-9974
Kisii, Mai Mai, Somali, Swahili Abukar Madimba Other Omaha, NE 402-917-2078
Somali Rahma Said Other Lincoln, NE 402-904-2089
Spanish Perla Alarcon-Flory Certified Bentonville, AR 712-898-5263
Spanish Vladimir Bazan Certified Lincoln, NE 402-805-0197
Spanish Janet Bonet Certified Omaha, NE 402-598-4186
Spanish Martha Brester Certified Omaha, NE 402-203-5413
Spanish Olivia Brockman Certified Omaha, NE 402-238-4397
Spanish Lilia Bustos Certified Omaha, NE 402-218-8915
Spanish Ana Cardenas-Pottebaum Certified Clive, IA 515-720-8631