Writing Attendance Notes

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Highly interactive e-learning on writing clear and accurate attendance notes. Watch and make notes of a client meeting, have a go at drafting the attendance note, and compare your note with ours.

Lots of tips on the best techniques on taking notes at meetings and turning them into accurate, well-structured and useful attendance notes.

Course Content

This course will help you plan, take and write up effective minutes and attendance notes. Using practical exercises featuring video meetings you will identify the main issues affecting note takers and explore a range of techniques to address those issues. The course can be tailored for fee-earning staff or business support staff

Content

  1. Identifying the problems ‘Have a go’ minute taking exercise What goes wrong?
  2. Practical techniques to improve minute taking The importance of planning Action based minutes – identifying actions and outcomes Personal assertiveness as minute taker Use of templates, styles, presentation, layout
  3. Attendance note exercise Attendance note for initial client meeting Poor attendance notes – the risks Tips for writing an effective attendance note
  4. A clear guide to good practice What will I do differently in the future?

Outcomes

As a result of attending you will:
  • develop a well-organised approach to taking minutes and notes
  • prepare more effectively
  • plan before writing (actions or matter of record?)
  • produce minutes that are concise, clear and easy to read
  • understand the risks of producing poor attendance notes
  • write clear and effective attendance notes

Format

Interactive online course using break out rooms and delivered via Zoom or Teams.

Delegates

Trainee solicitors, NQs, Associates, Business support staff

Writing Attendance Notes Live Online Course

90 minutes

Trainee solicitors, NQs, Associates, Business support staff

Face-to-Face

The content for our face-to-face course on writing attendance notes is the same as for our live online course.

We can deliver the course at your offices tailored for fee-earners or business services staff.

Writing Attendance Notes Face-to-face Course

90 mins to 2 hrs

Trainee solicitors, NQs, Associates, Business support staff

E-learning

This e-learning course offers practical guidance on how to write perfect fit-for-purpose attendance notes.  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.

Content

This practical course covers topics including:

  • Techniques for taking notes of a meeting
  • Problems for note-takers
  • Conversation – what to include
  • Tips for writing an effective attendance note
  • Risks
  • Taking notes of conference calls

Outcomes

As a result of this course, you will:

  • understand the risks of producing poor attendance notes
  • know how to prepare for meetings with clients
  • improve your note-taking at meetings
  • write well for different readers
  • write attendance notes that are fit for purpose.

Format

A self-paced online course that you can follow at convenient times. The course includes a video interview, interactive exercises, and examples of attendance notes.

Delegates

Perfect for paralegals, legal executives, trainees and solicitors who want to write better attendance notes.

Writing Attendance Notes E-learning Course

1 hour

Lawyers and non-lawyers

£30 + VAT

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Rachael Davis-Stollar

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Course was excellent - just the right level, not patronising and will help me to improve my writing without a doubt.
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