|Rumford District Court||Rumford||Maine 04276||18 miles|
|Oxford County Superior Court||South Paris||Maine 04281||18 miles|
|South Paris District Court||South Paris||Maine 04281||18 miles|
|Berlin District Court||Berlin||New Hampshire 03570||19 miles|
|Bridgton District Court||Bridgton||Maine 04009||23 miles|
|North Carroll County||Conway||New Hampshire 03813||26 miles|
|Androscoggin County Superior Court||Auburn||Maine 04210||35 miles|
|Lewiston District Court||Lewiston||Maine 04240||35 miles|
|Coos County Court||Lancaster||New Hampshire 03584||38 miles|
|Lancaster District Court||Lancaster||New Hampshire 03584||38 miles|
|Farmington District Court||Farmington||Maine 04938||38 miles|
|Franklin County Superior Court||Farmington||Maine 04938||38 miles|
|County Court Clerk||Guildhall||Vermont 05905||39 miles|
|Essex District Court||Guildhall||Vermont 05905||39 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.