Reid Trautz

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Reid Trautz is Senior Director of the AILA Practice & Professionalism Center, where he helps lawyers improve their businesses and innovate the delivery of legal services to their clients. He is a nationally recognized advisor, author and presenter on practice issues, including launching a law practice, business process innovation, law practice technology, and legal ethics.

Over the past several years his work focuses primarily on the future of practicing law. Reid is co-author of the book The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice, published by the ABA, and co-Editor-in-Chief of the AILA Practice & Professionalism Toolbox. He is a past chair of ABA TECHSHOW, the legal profession’s premier technology conference. Today he serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Law Practice Division Futures Initiative and co-authors the Future Proofing column for Law Practice magazine.

He currently serves as chair of the VSB Technology and Future of Practicing Law Committee. Reid is an elected Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. In 2012 he was honored in the sophomore class of the Fastcase 50, recognizing innovators in legal technology. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Prior to his focus on the business of practicing law, Reid was a partner in a five-lawyer firm in Alexandria, Virginia. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Minnesota (inactive) and the District of Columbia (inactive). Reid leads an active family life with his wife, Mimi, and three sons. When not at home in Virginia, they like to travel the US, discover local diners, drive-ins and dives, and ride roller coasters until they can’t anymore.

My Sessions

Do’s and Don’ts of Today’s LinkedIn

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Social media has become an integral part of everyday life, and with recent changes to several platforms, LinkedIn has become an even more important and popular outlet for business people – including lawyers. We’ll cover all the important the elements of your LinkedIn presence, including your Profile, your Connections, and your Participation, and talk about […]


Your Future Starts Here: Technology and the Next Era of Legal Practice

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TECHSHOW is not just about technology, but also about the changing nature of legal work and the world in which we practice.  Start your TECHSHOW journey as our panel of experts discuss technology trends, the current state of the profession, highlight the forces (for better or worse) shaping our future and provide insights so you […]