|Lowell District Court||Lowell||Massachusetts 01852||5 miles|
|Lawrence District Court||Lawrence||Massachusetts 01840||7 miles|
|Woburn District Court||Woburn||Massachusetts 01801||10 miles|
|Salem District Court||Salem||New Hampshire 03079||12 miles|
|Concord District Court||Concord||Massachusetts 01742||12 miles|
|Haverhill District Court||Haverhill||Massachusetts 01830||14 miles|
|Malden District Court||Malden||Massachusetts 02148||15 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court South||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||16 miles|
|Nashua District Court||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||16 miles|
|Waltham District Court||Waltham||Massachusetts 02452||16 miles|
|Peabody District Court||Peabody||Massachusetts 01960||16 miles|
|Somerville District Court||Somerville||Massachusetts 02145||17 miles|
|Plaistow District Court||Plaistow||New Hampshire 03865||17 miles|
|Lynn District Court||Lynn||Massachusetts 01901||17 miles|
|Essex Superior Court||Salem||Massachusetts 01970||18 miles|
|Salem District Court||Salem||Massachusetts 01970||18 miles|
|Chelsea District Court||Chelsea||Massachusetts 02150||18 miles|
|Newton District Court||Newton||Massachusetts 02465||18 miles|
|Cambridge District Court||Cambridge||Massachusetts 02141||18 miles|
|Middlesex Superior Court||Cambridge||Massachusetts 02141||18 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.