This cloud-based solution in the legal management software market is designed to help manage the process of legal discovery. Logikcull allows for dragging-and-dropping files, robust searching, culling, and the creation of discovery productions, all within a highly secure system. All documents may be accessed through a side variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and even smartwatches.
De-duplication and de-misting of documents are both automated proceses in Logikcull. Even metadata, attachments, and text are all carefully archived and searchable. Everything is converted into PDF files for easy review and use in productions. Image files are auto-converted (OCR’d) through a strategic partnership with Abbyy. Its Culling Intelligence engine allows for searches and identification both relevant and non-relevant documents. Users can also create production templates that can be saved for use in the future. Production can happen in either PDF or TIFF formatting, both with and without endorsements, and users can flatten and OCR redacted files to ensure non-redacted information is not produced. The company has an agenda with its software: To bring about the end of eDiscovery. As noted on its website: “eDiscovery is a stain on our legal system. It drives up cost and risk. It is reactive. It destroys bandwidth. It invites malpractice. It clogs the pipes of justice. It obscures the truth. And it pads the pockets of vendors, to whom you write blank checks. It is so expensive that it has been weaponized to drive opposing parties into submission. eDiscovery is a black box that charges by the gig and by the page. It forces swift settlements, delays justice, cheats clients and enrages judges. As electronic data volumes multiply, the eDiscovery problem worsens. But as the data landscape changes dramatically, the proprietors and pushers of eDiscovery remain the same, seeking to fix new problems with the same old solutions and a fresh coat of paint.”
One user put it very succinctly: “Logikcull makes other document processing and review products look their age. It’s seamless UI and powerful processing ability set it apart from the competition and it represents the future of e-discovery products.” Users also note that the company is super-fast in fixing anything that’s wrong, and that the software is very easy to use and navigate through, with a simple and effective interface.
Because the search capabilities are so powerful, they also involve a good deal of complexity in options, settings, and filters. If you can resist feeling overwhelmed at first, you’ll get used to it. Also, if you’re going with the cloud-based option, the speed simply won’t compare to an on-premise deployment.
For law firms that agree with the premise that eDiscovery has become a real mess, Logikcull offers a clearly viable solution with excellent support.