|Blaine Municipal Court||Blaine||Washington 98230||7 miles|
|Ferndale Municipal Court||Ferndale||Washington 98248||8 miles|
|Lynden Municipal Court||Lynden||Washington 98264||13 miles|
|Bellingham Municipal Court||Bellingham||Washington 98225||15 miles|
|Whatcom County Court||Bellingham||Washington 98225||15 miles|
|Whatcom Superior Court||Bellingham||Washington 98225||15 miles|
|Everson Municipal Court||Everson||Washington 98247||18 miles|
|Sumas Municipal Court||Sumas||Washington 98295||23 miles|
|Anacortes Municipal Court||Anacortes||Washington 98221||28 miles|
|San Juan Superior Court||Friday Harbor||Washington 98250||28 miles|
|San Juan County Court||Friday Harbor||Washington 98250||28 miles|
|Burlington Municipal Court||Burlington||Washington 98233||35 miles|
|Sedro Woolley Municipal Court||Sedro-Woolley||Washington 98284||35 miles|
|Mount Vernon Municipal Court||Mount Vernon||Washington 98273||37 miles|
|Skagit County Court||Mount Vernon||Washington 98273||38 miles|
|Skagit Superior Court||Mount Vernon||Washington 98273||38 miles|
|Island County Court||Oak Harbor||Washington 98277||42 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.