Registry of Certified Court Interpreters

 The AOC maintains the Registry of Certified Court Interpreters who are currently serving Arkansas state courts.  The registry is a list of the names, language, location and contact information of the interpreter.  The registry includes:

a)      Arkansas certified foreign (spoken) language interpreters,

b)      court qualified Sign Language interpreters; and,

c)      interpreters from other jurisdictions who have been granted reciprocity.

Individuals listed on the Registry must be available to work and provide interpreting services to Arkansas state courts.

Once the name of the interpreter is listed on the Registry, it is that individual’s responsibility to provide the AOC OCIS with contact information that will be accessible to the public and to keep said information up to date.

Any person whose name appears on the Registry may be removed at the discretion of the AOC for reasons including but not limited to the following:

  • Certification has been revoked pursuant to Section V.
  • Certification has lapsed pursuant to Section II.
  • Certification has been suspended pursuant Section V.
  • Interpreter has been charged with a felony or misdemeanor (other than a traffic violation) involving moral turpitude, dishonesty or false statements.  Interpreter’s name will be removed from the Registry while the matter is pending.
  • Interpreter’s name has been removed from Registry pursuant to Section V.
  • Interpreter is not available for court assignments on a consistent basis.

Any interpreter whose name has been removed from the Registry of Interpreters for Arkansas Courts may apply in writing to the OCIS Director to be considered for reinstatement.  Any applicant whose request is denied shall be promptly notified.

Printable PDF Registry

Language Title City State Work Phone Home Phone Cell Phone
Arabic Tony Tadros Franklin TN (615)371-8707 (714)768-0373
Chinese Mandarin Claudio Huang Omaha NE 402-671-9808
French Véronique Odekirk Little Rock AR (501) 658-8659
Hmong Tou J. Yang St. Paul MN (651)428-8261
Japanese Izumi Suzuki Novi MI 248-343-9102
Korean Vania Kim Haam Mill Creek WA 425-344-5689
Korean Young Lee Olympia WA 360-789-3186
Lao P. Paul Littana Otsego MN 612-558-5139
Lao Samuel Mattix Bellingham WA 360-961-8606
Marshallese Melisa Laelan Springdale AR (479)283-2992
Russian Dina Hall-Komkova Sandy UT (385) 468-0686 (801) 915-7520
Russian Valeriya Kvitko-Simon Boise ID 208-724-2973
Sign Language Benjamin Davis Bethany OK 405-706-4909
Sign Language John West Benton AR (501)258-5035
Sign Language Julie Lowe Little Rock AR (501)374-5293 (501)515-4521
Sign Language Katie Becker Little Rock AR (501)683-7628 (501)231-5664
Sign Language Rhonda Cunningham Little Rock AR 501-952-2359
Sign Language Valerie Deen Harrison AR (501) 514-5170
Sign Language William Gorum Little Rock AR 501-258-0534
Spanish Ashley Simmons Little Rock AR (501)352-1662

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