|East Brookfield District Court||East Brookfield||Massachusetts 01515||11 miles|
|Gardner District Court||Gardner||Massachusetts 01440||15 miles|
|Worcester District Court||Worcester||Massachusetts 01608||17 miles|
|Worcester Superior Court||Worcester||Massachusetts 01608||17 miles|
|Eastern Hampshire District Court||Belchertown||Massachusetts 01007||19 miles|
|Orange District Court||Orange||Massachusetts 01364||19 miles|
|Palmer District Court||Palmer||Massachusetts 01069||19 miles|
|Leominster District Court||Leominster||Massachusetts 01453||20 miles|
|Fitchburg District Court||Fitchburg||Massachusetts 01420||20 miles|
|Winchendon District Court||Winchendon||Massachusetts 01475||20 miles|
|Clinton District Court||Clinton||Massachusetts 01510||21 miles|
|Westborough District Court||Westborough||Massachusetts 01581||25 miles|
|Dudley District Court||Dudley||Massachusetts 01571||26 miles|
|Marlborough District Court||Marlborough||Massachusetts 01752||27 miles|
|Hampshire Superior Court||Northampton||Massachusetts 01060||28 miles|
|Northampton District Court||Northampton||Massachusetts 01060||28 miles|
|Ayer District Court||Ayer||Massachusetts 01432||29 miles|
|Holyoke District Court||Holyoke||Massachusetts 01040||29 miles|
|District Court Clerk||Greenfield||Massachusetts 01301||29 miles|
|Franklin County Superior Court||Greenfield||Massachusetts 01301||29 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.