How to Write an Attendance Note

Attendance Notes Training


Looking for guidance on how to write the perfect attendance note? This e-learning course will show you some great tips for taking notes and then writing a well-structured and useful attendance note.

As with all of our online training courses, it's hugely practical. So you'll watch and make notes of a client meeting, have a go at drafting the attendance note itself and get the chance to compare your notes with ours.


Legal advisors are obliged to make a note of discussions, meetings and telephone calls which are referred to as Attendance Notes. Keeping copies of written correspondence on a case is a straightforward exercise, however records of verbal exchanges can be more difficult.

Upon completion of our e-learning course on writing attendance notes, you will:

  • understand the risks of producing poor attendance notes;
  • know how to prepare for meetings with clients;
  • be able to use techniques to improve your note-taking;
  • take into account who might read your attendance note; and
  • be able to write clear and effective attendance notes.

Course Content

Our e-learning includes attendance note examples, a video interview with a client scenario and interactive exercises to demonstrate the best way of recording attendance on a case.

Our course covers:

  • What should be included in an attendance note?
  • Taking notes of a meeting
  • Problems for note-takers
  • Tips for writing an effective attendance note
  • Taking notes of conference calls
  • Risks with poor note taking
  • Recap of key points to takeaway



1 hour


Perfect for paralegals, legal executives and solicitors who want to write better attendance notes. Trainee solicitors can take this e-learning course as a PSC Elective.

If you would like to buy multiple subscriptions for your team or business, please contact Kath Kinch.


To discuss any aspects of our how to write an attendance note training, please contact Linda Moran at
Phone: 0114 273 8300
Email: Linda@KinchRobinson.com