By Maysa Eissa, Esq., Associate Director of Career Services, Adjunct Professor
Bryanna Drescher a May 2013 grad has secured a coveted position with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office as a post-bar legal research assistant. Upon passing the California Bar Exam, Drescher will transition to serve as a deputy district attorney. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office is comprised of about 80 district attorneys prosecuting cases brought by nearly 40 state federal and local agencies. Located in the state capitol, the office is at the forefront of new legislature and policy changes. The Sacramento County DA's office prosecutes a wide variety of crimes from vehicle theft to child abuse to gang related homicides. They also are an innovative office with programs in place to connect the community by recognizing outstanding citizens and raising awareness for crime prevention.
Drescher was inspired to become a district attorney from a very young age. She began observing criminal court proceedings and researching criminal cases while in high school. Growing up in Washington State, Drescher completed her undergraduate degree at Eastern Washington University and earned a degree in Pre-Law Studies. She served on the mock trial team and was awarded a Best Attorney award at the Northwest Regional Competition. As an undergraduate, Drescher worked for a number of years as a legal assistant for a family law attorney and served on the Associated Students of Eastern Washington University. She also volunteered with American Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes East, working with children affected by cancer.
As a law student, Drescher maintained her strong commitment to prosecution. She interned with the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office in Olympia, Washington as well as the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. Drescher also was an active member of the mock trial team.
“Securing a spot with the Sacramento County DA’s Office is an opportunity to make my childhood dream to be a criminal prosecutor a reality," said Drescher. "I hope to one day focus my efforts on prosecuting violent crimes committed against extra vulnerable victims, including children, the elderly and women. I am so grateful that the Sacramento County DA’s Office has given me the opportunity to start my career and to learn from the best. It's an amazing thing when your career and passion come together.”