CALI Tech Briefing 06/30/2023 – Notes

Notes for the first  CALI Tech Briefing of 2023.

  • Classcaster – – is the WordPress based blogging network that CALI runs for its membership. If you’re at a CALI member school or organization you can create a blog there. The focus is on legal education and legal tech. There are no ads or any sort of monetization and we do not use Google analytics. If you’re looking for a blog to support your teaching or scholarship check us out.
  • Lawbooks – – is another WordPress multisite network. It’s built on the Pressbook plugin ecosystem to provide web-based, clonable versions of our eLangdell casebooks. CALI members are free to use this system too and create custom versions of our casebooks or create their own from scratch.
  • Coming up @ next briefing 7/14/2023: Drupal 9 migration, CALI AI, more Classcaster updates.

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction ( where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has over 30 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list ( and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 20 years ( He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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