|Lawrence District Court||Lawrence||Massachusetts 01840||4 miles|
|Haverhill District Court||Haverhill||Massachusetts 01830||7 miles|
|Salem District Court||Salem||New Hampshire 03079||9 miles|
|Lowell District Court||Lowell||Massachusetts 01852||11 miles|
|Plaistow District Court||Plaistow||New Hampshire 03865||11 miles|
|Peabody District Court||Peabody||Massachusetts 01960||13 miles|
|Woburn District Court||Woburn||Massachusetts 01801||14 miles|
|Ipswich District Court||Newburyport||Massachusetts 01950||14 miles|
|Newburyport District Court||Newburyport||Massachusetts 01950||14 miles|
|Essex Superior Court||Salem||Massachusetts 01970||14 miles|
|Salem District Court||Salem||Massachusetts 01970||14 miles|
|Lynn District Court||Lynn||Massachusetts 01901||16 miles|
|Malden District Court||Malden||Massachusetts 02148||17 miles|
|Hampton District Court||Seabrook||New Hampshire 03874||18 miles|
|Derry District Court||Derry||New Hampshire 03038||19 miles|
|Somerville District Court||Somerville||Massachusetts 02145||19 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court South||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||20 miles|
|Exeter District Court||Brentwood||New Hampshire 03833||20 miles|
|Rockingham County Courthouse||Brentwood||New Hampshire 03833||20 miles|
|Chelsea District Court||Chelsea||Massachusetts 02150||20 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.