My first court reporting experience began on Monday Nov. 4 at Magisterial District Court 27-3-03 in Brownsville, PA. The court of common pleas was nothing I would have expected. It was a low-key environment with little gavel action and a lot of conversation between the District Attorney and Judge. The cases we heard mainly consisted of minor drug charges, most which were waived or dropped, minor disputes, and theft. Many police officers did not show up to trial. Overall, it was an interesting experience and I learned a lot about how the court system works.