News and Events

THANK YOU to everyone who attended, volunteered, and presented at our 24th Annual Conference: Redefining Our Focus
Here is the Annual Conference report: NATI-2023 Conference Report 

And a sincere THANK YOU to this year’s sponsors!

Interprenet is a global language service provider committed to connecting the world with a distinct blend of human and tech-forward solutions powered by client-centric consultation since 2004.

Interprenet is a global language service provider committed
to connecting the world with a distinct blend of human
and tech-forward solutions powered by client-centric
consultation since 2004.

Nebraska Interpretation Services is committed to delivering personalized communication services to community members. As a locally-owned agency, they recognize the importance of cross-cultural communication and work diligently to foster understanding among individuals who speak diverse languages.

 

NATI is a non-profit organization and the members on the Board of Directors are volunteers, working year-round to meet the language needs of agencies, Limited English Proficient individuals, translators, and interpreters in Nebraska. It is due to your sponsorship and support that NATI is able to offer the Annual Conference, and advocate for the needs and rights of those providing and receiving language access and services in Nebraska.

Nebraska Chief Justice Michael Heavican announced August 14, 2023, as the day the Judicial Branch has set aside to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Language Access in the Courts across the state.

Heavican declared the anniversary during a proclamation signing ceremony in the District Court at the Colfax County Courthouse in Schuyler. The ceremony was a featured event during the Chief Justice’s 2023 Summer Tour the second full week in August.

For more information and to read the proclamation you can click on the following link: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/Language_Access_Proclamation.pdf 

Nebraska Supreme Court Interpreter Resources

Currently there are no training, orientation, or testing schedules posted.
Click the following link to learn more about the Nebraska Supreme Court Language Access Program and requirements to become a Court Interpreter: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/language-access-resources-education

Iowa Supreme Court Interpreter Resources

Current testing schedule is:
Written Exam
The next Court Interpreter Written Examination is scheduled for November, 2023. The written exam will be held in the 4th floor library of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50319.

Interpreter Orientation Program
The next orientation program is scheduled for November, 2023. The orientation program will be conducted virtually, via GoToMeeting.

Oral Certification Exam
The next Court Interpreter Oral Certification exam is scheduled for November, 2023. Exams will be held at the Iowa Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Ave, Des Moines, Iowa.
Click the following link to learn more about Iowa Supreme Court Interpreter Program:
https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/court-interpreters/