Sometimes, there are things that you just can’t predict. For all of the talk about artificial intelligence, maybe it’s blockchain tech, or analytics capabilities, or other types of automation that emerge as the big tech trend of 2020. Maybe the big tech trend won’t be an actual technology at all, but rather new education methods and ways to apply pre-existing technology that today’s law firms and corporate legal departments have never even dreamed about.

Today’s set of predictions, the final one of our series to begin 2020, is about those new ideas. It’s where lawyers and technologists let their minds run free, talking about those trends that are just beginning to take shape and may explode in the coming year. And whether it’s new areas of litigation like cryptocurrency or simply breaking down silos, there’s a lot to look forward to in the coming year.