TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES 960 Unsung Heroes The earliest African-American lawyers in Texas. By John G. Browning and Chief Justice Carolyn Wright 964 Criminal Law 964 T WO V IEWS OF M ORTON When the Michael Morton Act took effect in January 2014, it changed the way criminal cases are handled in Texas—and how prosecutors and defense attorneys work. By Randall Sims and R. Marc Ranc 968 C LIMATE OF C HANGE The transformation of federal sentencing. By Mark Patrick Lane 960 972 Justice for All A fellowship program is supporting clients in need and training the state’s next generation of nonprofit lawyers. By Hannah Kiddoo 974 The Ethics of Capacity What lawyers need to understand when dealing with mental health issues. By Michael H. Wald 980 Justifying the Ruling How to draft clear and effective findings. By Douglas K. Norman 982 Celebrate 75 A few images—there were far too many to include them all—from 75 years of the State Bar of Texas. 986 Solo/Small Firm: Just Do It How solos get things done. By James E. Brill 974 DEPARTMENTS 950 In Recess 952 President’s Opinion 954 Technology 956 Books 958 Humor 984 TYLA President’s Opinion 988 Disciplinary Actions 994 Lawyers on the Move 996 Laurels 998 Memorials 1002 Classified Advertising 1006 Client Page 1008 News From Around the Bar 1010 ATJ Pro Bono Champion WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO RECYCLE THIS MAGAZINE 982 ON THE COVER In 1888, 24 vibrant blue oculus windows were installed in the Capitol. Today, six are tucked inside the roof lantern and are the inspiration for this year’s ornament. To purchase the 2014 ornament, go to texascapitolgiftshop.com.