Over 125 years combined service to Indian Country
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Delia Sharpe

Delia Sharpe is a senior associate attorney with Maier Pfeffer Kim Geary & Cohen LLP. Delia is also the founding Executive Director of the California Tribal Families Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the health, safety and welfare of tribal children and families, with a focus on increasing compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act. Prior to being hired as the founding Executive Director of the California Tribal Families Coalition, Ms. Sharpe was the Program Director for the Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice at UC Davis Extension's Center for Human Services. She previously served as Directing Attorney for the Eureka Office of California Indian Legal Services where she oversaw the legal and administrative operations of that office, serving seven counties and 20 tribes. She represented tribes and individuals on a diverse array of Indian law and general civil matters, including the Indian Child Welfare Act, education, economic development, land acquisition, building infrastructure through law and departmental development, contract drafting and review, jurisdictional issues and probate. She provided trainings and presentations to tribal governments and law enforcement, federal and state agencies and various advocates on many of those topics.

Education

  • New College of California School of Public Interest Law, J.D., 2005
  • Humboldt State University, B.A., 2001

Bar Admissions

  • California