We’re looking for a System Administrator to keep our many and sundry servers and databases running all day and all night (especially when law students are studying).  Here’s the link to apply at the IIT website…


The position is in Chicago, specifically located at Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams, Chicago, IL  60661.

Here is the job description…

TITLE: IT Systems Support Professional / System Administrator

This position provides linux systems administration for cloud-based servers that host services for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). These services include Drupal, WordPress and other open source based systems.

Linux server administration duties will include: installation, configuration, security, system upgrades, backup, monitoring, maintenance, and performance tuning. Servers technologies involved include: Linux, MySQL replication and load balancing.

This position does not work with Windows Operating Systems, Active Directory. .NET or other Microsoft systems at this time. There are no java programming tasks involved with this position at this time.

Monitor and maintain CALI servers for as near 100% uptime as possible.

Troubleshoot and respond to problems.

Perform necessary upgrades, backups and maintenance.

Install new servers, software and systems on an as-needed basis. Evaluate new software for possible projects. Interact with staff on server issues.

Research performance tuning and develop code enhancements / scripts for systems that perform new functions. Tune MySQL databases and keep up to date on new versions of software.

Maintain knowledge and increase experience with new technologies that relate to CALI’s mission including mobile web services, podcasting/blogging support, social media, etc.

You can email me with questions at, but do not send me resume as you must apply via the link above.

CALI is small non-profit that is energetic, dynamic and forward-thinking.  We have a long history of innovation in the legal education/technology/access to justice space.  Here are some representative projects/websites… – main website where we house over 900 web-based tutorials that were used over 5 millions times in the past 5 years by law students from over 200 US law schools. – CALI’s textbook imprint where we publish open access casebooks/textbooks for legal education – community website for A2J Author which was developed and is supported by CALI for legal aid attorneys and courts to automate legal processes for self-representing litigants. – database of court opinions containing over 800,000 cases.  Used for research into open access projects and as inputs for legal education course materials. – blog and website home for many law school courses.




About John Mayer

Executive Director of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). Follow me on Twitter @johnpmayer. Contact me via email at Call me at 312-906-5307.
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