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Stephanie J. Calhoun

Stephanie J. Calhoun is an assistant legal counsel with the Buffalo Public Schools District. In her current position, she focuses her practice on all areas of education law, including employee and labor relations, discrimination and harassment claims, and she has handled arbitration matters and Section 3020-a hearings.  She also represents the District in litigation matters involving administrative proceedings as well as matters in state and federal courts.  Additionally, Stephanie also worked at the NFTA as manager of their EEO department where she investigated employee discrimination matters and assisted with compliance of state and federal laws for minority and women business contract goals.  She also worked many years as an assistant attorney general defending state agencies in civil litigation matters. Calhoun earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Pre-Law, cum laude, from Medaille College and her Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo Law School.

Stephanie serves as the current chair of the Bar Association’s Minority Outreach Committee. Calhoun is also an active member of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York, where she has served as president and secretary of the Association, along with chairing many committees.  She is an adjunct professor at SUNY Buffalo Law School, teaching a course entitled “New York Administrative Law.” She is also a mentor to college students through Medaille College’s TRIO Alumni Mentoring Program.  Calhoun served as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s General Practice Executive Committee Fourth Department Section, and is a former director of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group.