|Columbia District Court||Dayton||Washington 99328||10 miles|
|Columbia Superior Court||Dayton||Washington 99328||10 miles|
|Walla Walla District Court||Walla Walla||Washington 99362||15 miles|
|Walla Walla Superior Court||Walla Walla||Washington 99362||15 miles|
|College Place Municipal Court||College Place||Washington 99324||18 miles|
|MiltonFreewater Municipal Court||Milton-Freewater||Oregon 97862||24 miles|
|Garfield Superior Court||Pomeroy||Washington 99347||31 miles|
|Garfield District Court||Pomeroy||Washington 99347||31 miles|
|Athena Municipal Court||Athena||Oregon 97813||34 miles|
|Connell Municipal Court||Connell||Washington 99326||45 miles|
|Franklin District Court||Pasco||Washington 99301||45 miles|
|Franklin Superior Court||Pasco||Washington 99301||45 miles|
|Pasco Municipal Court||Pasco||Washington 99301||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.