Courses for lawyers/ native speakers of English

Writing attendance-notes: PSC elective

This highly participative workshop helps trainees to understand the importance of attendance notes and to adopt best-practice guidelines. It provides them with an essential grounding so they can move on to perfecting their attendence-note writing skills as early as possible in their career.

Key Details

Course length

Three hours

Who should attend this course?

Trainees, during induction or as early as possible during their training contract

What will you achieve?
  • learn or review the purpose and importance of attendance notes
  • start to adopt guidelines and tips for taking and writing attendance notes
  • practise writing attendance notes, with the benefit of monitoring and feedback

Note: for in-house training, we work closely with firms to comply with house style and preferences (using firm templates and examples as necessary).


The course will cover the following:
  1. the purpose and importance of attendance notes
  2. different types of attendance note, and differences depending on the practice area
  3. the importance of house style and supervisor preferences
  4. tips on note-taking
  5. exercises and role-play throughout, to elicit best-practice guidelines and to practise using them, including: listening and amending a poorly written attendance note, and writing notes as an observer and as the caller 


This course will be delivered by:

Stella Styllis who has over 20 years’ experience in practice and has been delivering this training for many years.

Dates and fees

Public courses: no dates are currently listed. Please contact us for the next likely dates.

The course is available as tailored in-house training and one-to-one training. Please contact Stella Styllis to discuss the options and for a quote.

Please contact us to enquire about this course