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Welcome to Chambers Online Automation Training (COAT)!

The training modules on this site are designed for chambers staff in the U.S. Courts. The course catalog contains 13 courses covering a wide range of IT related topics.  The courses are divided into separate training tracks for Appellate, District, and Bankruptcy staff and then further divided into lessons designed specifically for either Word or WordPerfect users. In these courses you will learn to be more efficient in CM/ECF, Adobe Acrobat, Word or WordPerfect, and more. 

If you complete all 13 courses in a specific track, a certificate is available that may be used for CLE credit (see the link below for states with approved CLE status).   The time required to complete all courses is approximately 5 1/2 hours.  Your lesson completion status is saved between sessions, so you can stop at anytime and return later to pick up where you left off.  Click here for more information about receiving a certificate of completion.

NOTE: This website will not be available after August 2019

Logging In

Court Staff: Your login is your 6-digit employee ID number. The password is training. Your employee ID number can be found on the top of your pay stub or by contacting your HR department.

Externs: Since you do not have an employee ID number, you may use the self-enrollment option.

After logging in click on Course Catalog to get started.  

System Requirements

To use the training modules in this system you need:

  • Web browser (the site is tested and known to work properly with IE 8 and Firefox 3.x)
  • High speed internet access
  • Screen resolution set to 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Sound card and speakers

Comments or Questions? If you have suggestions, corrections or questions, please email

CLE Credit

Information on Continuing Legal Education credit is available. Court Automation Trainers are encouraged to apply for credit using the packet provided, and to notify when credit is received so crediting authorities may be listed.

This site was created by a grant from the Edwin L. Nelson Local Initiatives Program. The site is now maintained by the Federal Judicial Center.

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