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Rental Housing Commission Jennifer M. Long Confirmation Resolution of 2001
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the reappointment of Ms. Jennifer M. Long to the Rental Housing Commission.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Rental Housing Commission Jennifer M. Long Confirmation Resolution of 2001".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the reappointment of:

Ms. Jennifer M. Long
530 N Street, S.W., #S307
Washington, D.C. 20024
(Ward 2)

as a member of the Rental Housing Commission, established by section 201 of the Rental Housing Act of 1985, effective July 17, 1985 (D.C. Law 6-10; D.C. Code §45-2511), for a term to end July 18, 2003.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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530 N Street, S.W., S307
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 488-8780


Administrative Law Judge, District of Columbia Rental Housing Commission, July 1997 - Present

Administer Rental Housing Act, conduct appellate hearings, issue decisions and orders, perform legal research, draft regulations, supervise law clerks and staff, respond to public and agency inquiries, prepare reports, calculate and issue consumer price index for metropolitan area, and periodically serve as administrative head of Commission. Possess in-depth knowledge of housing laws and regulations, administrative law and procedure, and case law.

General Practitioner, Law Offices of Jennifer M. Long, Philadelphia and Atlanta, March 1993 - July 1997

Established successful practice with concentration in criminal and civil litigation. Counseled clients, drafted pleadings and appellate briefs, litigated felony, misdemeanor, juvenile and appellate cases. Managed legal offices, trained and advised attorneys, supervised support staff, developed and maintained client relationships.

Arbitrator, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, October 1991 - January 1995

Presided at civil hearings involving commercial, residential and personal property, personal injury, and contract disputes. Ruled on evidentiary issues, assessed damages, and rendered judgments.

Assistant Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia, September 1989 - February 1993

Represented clients in jury trials, misdemeanor and felony bench trials, preliminary hearings, probation and parole hearings, and juvenile court proceedings. Drafted and argued briefs, pretrial and post verdict motions. Formulated trial strategy, interviewed witnesses, counseled clients, and investigated crime scenes.

Law Clerk, District of Columbia Rental Housing Commission, May 1987 - May 1989

Drafted decisions and orders, researched and analyzed case law, and created digest of Commission decisions. Acquired knowledge of rental housing laws, administrative law and procedure.


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania District of Columbia State of Georgia


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Degree: Juris Doctor, May 1988
Honors: Equal Justice Foundation Fellowship, Pacesetter Award Recipient, 1986 and 1988

Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, May 1985
Major: Political Science
Minor: Business and Public Administration
Honors: Trustee Scholar
Vice President, Political Science Honor Society
Delegate, United States Conference on Student Affairs, West Point

University of Oslo, Oslo Norway

Recipient: International Summer School Scholarship
Course work: Norway and Scandinavia in International Relations
Norwegian Political Life and Institutions


Chair, Political Committee, Washington Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Member, Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women's Division, National Bar Association
National Bar Association Board of Governors, 1995-1996
Executive Committee Member, Legislative Liaison, Gate City Bar Association 1995-1996
Recipient, R. Pruden Herndon Service Award, Gate City Bar Association, 1996
Legal Advisor, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, 1995
Court Appointed Special Advocate, Juvenile Court of Fulton County, Georgia

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