I spent 10 hours in the past two days bogged down in our criminal justice system. This was the first time I have been involved in a trial. While interesting and educational, overall I deem what I witnessed to be a huge FRUGAL FOUL. The process was inefficient and wasteful of so many peoples' time -- at times painfully so. The opportunities for improvement appeared vast. Certainly a fair trial can be conducted without so much waste. When I started adding up the cost of all the lawyers and other staff, plus the lost wages of all the people, the numbers become staggering. Surely, there must be a better way.