|Aberdeen Municipal Court||Aberdeen||Washington 98520||1 miles|
|Hoquiam Municipal Court||Hoquiam||Washington 98550||2 miles|
|Cosmopolis Municipal Court||Cosmopolis||Washington 98537||4 miles|
|Grays Harbor District Court||Montesano||Washington 98563||11 miles|
|Grays Harbor Superior Court||Montesano||Washington 98563||11 miles|
|Montesano Municipal Court||Montesano||Washington 98563||11 miles|
|Westport Municipal Court||Westport||Washington 98595||14 miles|
|Raymond Municipal Court||Raymond||Washington 98577||21 miles|
|Elma Municipal Court||Elma||Washington 98541||21 miles|
|South Bend Municipal Court||South Bend||Washington 98586||21 miles|
|North Pacific District Court||South Bend||Washington 98586||22 miles|
|Pacific Superior Court||South Bend||Washington 98586||22 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.