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  • Certification has been revoked pursuant to Section V.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
Spanish Emilia D'Auteuil Hot Springs AR (501)627-4625
Spanish Jivette De Jesus Bentonville AR (479)597-9900
Spanish Laura Gordon Bella Vista AR (479) 877-9816
Spanish Maria Abdin Farmington AR (479)846-3306 (479)871-7545
Spanish Maria Barandiaran Nashville AR (870)845-2278 (870)845-9485
Spanish Mariella Hernandez Little Rock AR (501) 786-4701
Spanish Nicolas Durand Sherwood AR (501)231-9515 (501)231-9415
Spanish Sandra Theodore North Little Rock AR 850-501-7161
Spanish Shannon Tanner Searcy AR (501)593-8699
Spanish Silvia Merediz Germantown TN (901)752-1823 (901)409-9074
Spanish William Clary Clarksville AR (479) 979-7067
Vietnamese Paul Tu Mercer Island WA 206-235-7445