|Orange District Court||Orange||Massachusetts 01364||8 miles|
|Gardner District Court||Gardner||Massachusetts 01440||11 miles|
|Winchendon District Court||Winchendon||Massachusetts 01475||11 miles|
|Jaffrey Peterborough District Court||Jaffrey||New Hampshire 03452||20 miles|
|Fitchburg District Court||Fitchburg||Massachusetts 01420||20 miles|
|District Court Clerk||Greenfield||Massachusetts 01301||21 miles|
|Franklin County Superior Court||Greenfield||Massachusetts 01301||21 miles|
|Leominster District Court||Leominster||Massachusetts 01453||22 miles|
|Eastern Hampshire District Court||Belchertown||Massachusetts 01007||24 miles|
|East Brookfield District Court||East Brookfield||Massachusetts 01515||24 miles|
|Keene District Court||Keene||New Hampshire 03431||26 miles|
|Cheshire County Court||Keene||New Hampshire 03431||26 miles|
|Palmer District Court||Palmer||Massachusetts 01069||27 miles|
|Windham District Court||Brattleboro||Vermont 05301||28 miles|
|Hampshire Superior Court||Northampton||Massachusetts 01060||28 miles|
|Northampton District Court||Northampton||Massachusetts 01060||28 miles|
|Clinton District Court||Clinton||Massachusetts 01510||28 miles|
|Worcester District Court||Worcester||Massachusetts 01608||28 miles|
|Worcester Superior Court||Worcester||Massachusetts 01608||28 miles|
|Ayer District Court||Ayer||Massachusetts 01432||31 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.