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- Certification has been revoked pursuant to Section V.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.
|Language||Title||City||State||Work Phone||Home Phone||Cell Phone|
|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|
|Korean||Vania Kim Haam||Mill Creek||WA||425-344-5689|
|Lao||P. Paul Littana||Otsego||MN||612-558-5139|
|Russian||Dina Hall-Komkova||Sandy||UT||(385) 468-0686||(801) 915-7520|
|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|