|Orleans Superior Court||Newport||Vermont 05855||5 miles|
|District Court||Newport||Vermont 05855||5 miles|
|Lamoille District Court||Hyde Park||Vermont 05655||28 miles|
|Lamoille Superior Court||Hyde Park||Vermont 05655||28 miles|
|Caledonia District Court||St. Johnsbury||Vermont 05819||38 miles|
|Caledonia Superior Court||St. Johnsbury||Vermont 05819||38 miles|
|Franklin Superior Court||St. Albans||Vermont 05478||39 miles|
|Franklin District Court||St. Albans||Vermont 05478||39 miles|
|Colebrook District Court||Colebrook||New Hampshire 03576||40 miles|
|County Court Clerk||Guildhall||Vermont 05905||45 miles|
|Essex District Court||Guildhall||Vermont 05905||45 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.