The Honorable Judge Bridgid “Briye” McCann graduated with her B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California in 1988. Upon graduation, she jumped into law school at the University of San Francisco School of Law. During law school the Honorable McCann enjoyed working as a certified law student at the San Francisco and San Bernardino county’s District Attorney’s Offices. Finding her passion, the Honorable McCann served as the Deputy District Attorney at the San Bernardino County D.A.’s office for over a decade.
During her time at the D.A.’s office, the Honorable McCann became a mentor, covering topics such as trial advocacy, homicide, sexual assault cases, and child abuse. She covered child abuse cases as an instructor at the San Bernardino County Sheriff Advanced Academy and in 2018 became an instructor at the Center for Judicial Education and Research teaching felony sentencing.
A fierce advocate of children, she co-authored a piece on “Dealing with Child Witnesses” in the SBDA Hotsheet in 2008. She was named the Legal Advocate of the Year through the San Bernardino County Children’s Network in 2006.
In 2009, the Honorable McCann was appointed Judge to the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino. She became an adjunct professor of the University of La Verne College of Law in 2019, greatly benefitting the COL. She currently teaches trial advocacy.