Leslie Gordon , Caring.com senior contributing editor


Leslie Gordon's legal and business journalism career has included providing news service content for Productopia ; covering law firms and business issues for a statewide legal affairs newspaper, the Daily Journal ; and writing for law firms, financial services companies, and other professional service firms. Her work has won a Reader's Digest Foundation Excellence in Journalism award. Leslie has been an adjunct professor at U.C. Berkeley's Hastings College of the Law and was an associate attorney after receiving her J.D. from Loyola Law School, where she was also an editor and writer for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. She also holds a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.

Leslie lives in San Francisco with her husband, their two small children, a cat, and an animal-assisted therapy dog who visits seniors frequently. Leslie recalls a time with her family and her very frail father in a burger jointâ€"he couldn't remember his granddaughter's name, but he plucked a flower from a vase and handed it to her as a gesture of affection. He died a month later. Leslie notes that her husband has set a strong example for their kids by caring for his parents. Their son has said, "Dad, when you're old, I'll come visit you, too."


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