Continuing our tradition of giving back during the holidays, Dickinson Law has once again embraced a family through the Adopt-A-Family program from Children & Families of Iowa (CFI). Made possible through employee donations, the firm was able to purchase, wrap, and deliver several gifts in the hopes of making Christmas truly special for a family of three of need.   Want to help others as well this holiday season? CFI holiday giving programs are in…
Paul Tyler of Dickinson Law (pictured middle) and Jerry Jones (right) were honored with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for their work as trustees of the W.T. & Edna M. Dahl Trust this afternoon at the Philanthropy Day Awards hosted by the Central Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The pair were nominated for the award by the UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Foundation for their commitment to carrying on the charitable aspirations…
What do you do at 4:30 p.m. on Friday when your data is encrypted and a message tells you it will take 500 Bitcoin to decrypt it? This scenario has become a routine occurrence across the United States for local governments, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. What should an organization do when it discovers its systems are locked? Don’t Just Replicate, Backup Hopefully the organization has a backup. Many organizations routinely create a copy of…
Did you know that 31.7% of Central Iowans struggle to earn enough to cover their basic needs? To help alleviate hunger in our community, the attorneys and staff members at Dickinson Law donated canned goods, food staples and personal items during its October United Way campaign.   The food and personal items are being donated to the Food Bank of Iowa, which has been providing food for Iowans in need since 1982. With the goal…
Representatives from the C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court, a professional organization that promotes professionalism, civility, and ethics among legal professionals, donated 400 pairs of high quality socks and mittens to local Des Moines area homeless agencies on Thursday at the Dickinson Law headquarters. The socks, many of them made of wool or wool blends, will supplement the cotton socks normally offered by the homeless agencies to those they serve. All of the socks and…
Dickinson Law League of Extraordinary Guessers participated in the annual Beacon of Life Quiz Bowl on May 4.  It was a fun night for a worthy cause.  For over 35 years, Beacon of Life has been a guiding light for women in our community experiencing homelessness due to trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence and incarceration.  Dickinson Law is proud to support such a worthwhile organization!…
Dickinson Law League of Extraordinary Guessers participated in the annual Beacon of Life Quiz Bowl on May 4.  It was a fun night for a worthy cause.  For over 35 years, Beacon of Life has been a guiding light for women in our community experiencing homelessness due to trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence and incarceration.  Dickinson Law is proud to support such a worthwhile organization!…