|Lowell District Court||Lowell||Massachusetts 01852||2 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court South||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||10 miles|
|Nashua District Court||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||10 miles|
|Lawrence District Court||Lawrence||Massachusetts 01840||10 miles|
|Salem District Court||Salem||New Hampshire 03079||11 miles|
|Concord District Court||Concord||Massachusetts 01742||14 miles|
|Ayer District Court||Ayer||Massachusetts 01432||14 miles|
|Woburn District Court||Woburn||Massachusetts 01801||15 miles|
|Derry District Court||Derry||New Hampshire 03038||16 miles|
|Haverhill District Court||Haverhill||Massachusetts 01830||16 miles|
|Plaistow District Court||Plaistow||New Hampshire 03865||18 miles|
|Waltham District Court||Waltham||Massachusetts 02452||20 miles|
|Malden District Court||Malden||Massachusetts 02148||21 miles|
|Milford District Court||Milford||New Hampshire 03055||21 miles|
|Newton District Court||Newton||Massachusetts 02465||22 miles|
|Somerville District Court||Somerville||Massachusetts 02145||22 miles|
|Leominster District Court||Leominster||Massachusetts 01453||23 miles|
|Peabody District Court||Peabody||Massachusetts 01960||23 miles|
|Brighton District Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02135||23 miles|
|Fitchburg District Court||Fitchburg||Massachusetts 01420||23 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.