Michelle Alissa Ball

Michelle Alissa Ball

Student Attorney and Advocate
  • Education Law
  • California
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Michelle Ball has represented students as an attorney since 1995 after she graduated from McGeorge School of Law and passed the state bar in 1994.

She is a solo practitioner and assists parents and students in college, public and private pre-K, elementary, middle school and high school problems across California.

Michelle is located in Sacramento, and may get involved in student discipline, suspension, expulsion, special education, 504, sports/CIF, harassment, discrimination, grade, transfer and many more issues.

Her website (https://edlaw4students.com/) and informative blog (https://edlaw4students.com/blog/) on student and education law issues, will provide additional insight into just what Michelle does for California students.

Practice Area
    Education Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/attorney
Law Office of Michelle Ball
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Education attorney for students assisting with expulsion, suspension, discipline, transfer, special education, 504, sports, attendance, harassment, discrimination, and most other education law issues. Helping students in public and private schools, at all grade levels, including pre-school, elementary, junior high, high school, and college since 1995.
Education
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
J.D. (1994)
Honors: Graduated "With Distinction," top 25% of class
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Univ of California Santa Barbara
B.A. (1991) | Law & Society
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 173429
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Student Rights Blog by Lawyer Michelle Ball
Videos
Bullying in school, victims rights, school transfers. What can parents and students do? California law can help victims of bullying. Know your rights! Bullied Students Have School Transfer Priority. Victims Rights (California Law)

Bullying in school, victims rights, school transfers. What can parents and students do? California law can help victims of bullying. Know your rights!

If the parent removes the student from the school or school district prior to the expulsion hearing, can the school district still expel the student? Know Your Rights! Can’t You Stop A School Expulsion By Quickly Moving?

If the parent removes the student from the school or school district prior to the expulsion hearing, can the school district still expel the student? Know Your Rights!

504s are legally binding documents which obligate schools to do the things required by the 504 Plan. 504 Plans are powerful. A 504 Plan is a written document for a qualified disabled student, which lists out various accommodations which the school is supposed to put in place while the student is at school. Teachers, school, and district staff may be bound by a 504. Do Schools Have To Follow Student 504 Plans? Yes!

504s are legally binding documents which obligate schools to do the things required by the 504 Plan. 504 Plans are powerful. A 504 Plan is a written document for a qualified disabled student, which lists out various accommodations which the school is supposed to put in place while the student is at school. Teachers, school, and district staff may be bound by a 504.

College students facing discipline allegations may be desperate to resolve allegations against them, even if they may be false. Sadly, sometimes distressed university students sign bad agreements due to fear. Heavy College Discipline Agreements For Minor Allegations Are Bad

College students facing discipline allegations may be desperate to resolve allegations against them, even if they may be false. Sadly, sometimes distressed university students sign bad agreements due to fear.

Here is how a parent can get an interdistrict school transfer for a student in California. How To Get An Interdistrict Transfer

Here is how a parent can get an interdistrict school transfer for a student in California.

Once a parent actually HAS a 504 plan for a student, the fight has just begun. There is a difference between having a 504 plan on paper and actually getting it carried out in school. Here is how you get schools to implement student 504 plans. How To Get Schools To Actually Implement A 504 Plan

Once a parent actually HAS a 504 plan for a student, the fight has just begun. There is a difference between having a 504 plan on paper and actually getting it carried out in school. Here is how you get schools to implement student 504 plans.

What is a PHYSICAL assault on a sports official, referee, umpire, coach or other game or event official? Can a student be banned from sports and if so how do you lift a ban? What is the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)? Physical Assault Means No More High School Sports

What is a PHYSICAL assault on a sports official, referee, umpire, coach or other game or event official? Can a student be banned from sports and if so how do you lift a ban? What is the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)?

Can a parent question anything in their child's records? Can you refuse psychological testing? Can you observe your child’s current classroom(s) or request a particular school ? Know your Rights! Sixteen Rights Parents May Not Know They Have

Can a parent question anything in their child's records? Can you refuse psychological testing? Can you observe your child’s current classroom(s) or request a particular school ? Know your Rights!

School discipline can be imposed even if a student is innocent. When a student is up for school punishment, such as suspension or expulsion, everyone presumes they “did it.” But, what if the student did not? Why do schools suspend innocent students? Find out! Suspension and Expulsion of Innocent Students

School discipline can be imposed even if a student is innocent. When a student is up for school punishment, such as suspension or expulsion, everyone presumes they “did it.” But, what if the student did not? Why do schools suspend innocent students? Find out!

Tips on what to say at a student expulsion hearing to get a better result What To Say At A School Expulsion Hearing To Get A Better Outcome

Tips on what to say at a student expulsion hearing to get a better result

Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Can my daughter's school district deny her entry for not going to school during school closures during COVID?
A: All students in California are mandated to be enrolled in/receive education from ages 6-18 and this education must be provided by the local school district, generally, where they live unless they were suspended or expelled or attend another entity (private school, etc.). Special education rights need to also be explored. ---- This is legal information, not legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is formed by this posting. No warranty/representation is made as the the currentness/accuracy of the information provided.
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717 K St, Suite 228
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 444-9064
Fax: (916) 444-1209