|Tenino Municipal Court||Tenino||Washington 98589||5 miles|
|Centralia Municipal Court||Centralia||Washington 98531||8 miles|
|Chehalis Municipal Court||Chehalis||Washington 98532||11 miles|
|Lewis County Court||Chehalis||Washington 98532||11 miles|
|Lewis Superior Court||Chehalis||Washington 98532||11 miles|
|Tumwater Municipal Court||Tumwater||Washington 98501||14 miles|
|Yelm Municipal Court||Yelm||Washington 98597||14 miles|
|Napavine Municipal Court||Napavine||Washington 98532||16 miles|
|Thurston County Court||Olympia||Washington 98502||17 miles|
|Thurston Superior Court||Olympia||Washington 98502||17 miles|
|Lacey Traffic Court||Lacey||Washington 98503||18 miles|
|Olympia Municipal Court||Olympia||Washington 98501||18 miles|
|Oakville Municipal Court||Oakville||Washington 98557||20 miles|
|Winlock Water Department||Winlock||Washington 98596||21 miles|
|Mossyrock Traffic Court||Mossyrock||Washington 98564||24 miles|
|Toledo City Clerk||Pe Ell||Washington 98572||24 miles|
|Pe Ell Traffic Court||Pe Ell||Washington 98572||27 miles|
|McCleary Municipal Court||McCleary||Washington 98557||28 miles|
|Vader Municipal Court||Vader||Washington 98593||28 miles|
|Morton Traffic Court||Morton||Washington 98356||30 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.