|Anchorage District Court||Anchorage||Alaska 99501|
|Anchorage Superior Court||Anchorage||Alaska 99501|
|Palmer Superior Court||Palmer||Alaska 99645||30 miles|
|Seward District Court||Seward||Alaska 99664||74 miles|
|Kenai Superior Court||Kenai||Alaska 99611||78 miles|
|Valdez District Court||Valdez||Alaska 99686||98 miles|
|Cordova District Court||Cordova||Alaska 99574||126 miles|
|Homer District Court||Homer||Alaska 99603||130 miles|
|Glennallen District Court||Glennallen||Alaska 99588||132 miles|
Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.
Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.
In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.