|Lowell District Court||Lowell||Massachusetts 01852||4 miles|
|Concord District Court||Concord||Massachusetts 01742||9 miles|
|Ayer District Court||Ayer||Massachusetts 01432||12 miles|
|Lawrence District Court||Lawrence||Massachusetts 01840||13 miles|
|Woburn District Court||Woburn||Massachusetts 01801||13 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court South||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||13 miles|
|Nashua District Court||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||13 miles|
|Salem District Court||Salem||New Hampshire 03079||15 miles|
|Waltham District Court||Waltham||Massachusetts 02452||16 miles|
|Newton District Court||Newton||Massachusetts 02465||18 miles|
|Malden District Court||Malden||Massachusetts 02148||18 miles|
|Haverhill District Court||Haverhill||Massachusetts 01830||19 miles|
|Somerville District Court||Somerville||Massachusetts 02145||19 miles|
|Brighton District Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02135||20 miles|
|Derry District Court||Derry||New Hampshire 03038||20 miles|
|Marlborough District Court||Marlborough||Massachusetts 01752||20 miles|
|Framingham District Court||Framingham||Massachusetts 01702||21 miles|
|Cambridge District Court||Cambridge||Massachusetts 02141||21 miles|
|Middlesex Superior Court||Cambridge||Massachusetts 02141||21 miles|
|Natick District Court||Natick||Massachusetts 01760||21 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.