A proud history, a bright future.
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento was founded in 1969 to meet Sacramento’s growing need for a high quality, moderately priced evening law school. Prior to that, there was only one other law school in the Sacramento area. Their tuition was increasing, and potential applicants from more modest means could possibly be precluded from the opportunity to advance their goal of becoming attorneys.
Andrew Smolich appreciated the opportunity a reasonably priced night law school gave him and his family. Recognizing that opportunity was no longer available in the Sacramento region, Victor Bertolani and Mr. Smolich opened Lincoln Law School of Sacramento.
They committed to hiring quality faculty and providing an excellent academic education. Fortunately, there were practicing judges and lawyers, like Superior Court Judges Lloyd Phillips and Robert Zarick, as well as lawyer Victor Bertolani, who possessed the community spirit and became faculty members.
The Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California granted Lincoln Law School of Sacramento provisional accreditation in 1978 and full accreditation in 1981.
Today, the school measures its success by its graduates who pass the California Bar Examination and become responsible, successful, and ethical practicing attorneys. More than 1,000 of our graduates have been admitted to the California Bar, most of whom practice law in the Sacramento region where their hard work and ability to balance family and work while attending law school benefits the entire community.
Our graduates include more than 10 California Superior Court Judges, the Sacramento County District Attorney, Sacramento County Sheriff, the General Counsel to the California Highway Patrol, the Rocklin City Attorney, elected members of the Sacramento and Placer County Boards of Education, the Executive Officer of the Franchise Tax Board, the Executive Officer of the Board of Parole Hearings, and many successful private practitioners.