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AN ATTORNEY’S ETHICS DUTY TO ASCERTAIN – THOUGHTS AND CASES 35th NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY CHICAGO, ILLINOIS May 28, 2009 William J. Wernz Dorsey & Whitney LLP I. INTRODUCTION When do the Rules of Professional Conduct require attorneys who are representing clients to improve their knowledge of the facts or law? On what basis may an attorney face a disciplinary charge of failure to investigate or “turning a blind eye?” Nancy Moore’s scholarly article on “Mens Rea Standards...