|Beaverton Justice Court||Beaverton||Oregon 97005||1 miles|
|Tigard Municipal Court||Portland||Oregon 97223||4 miles|
|King City Municipal Court||King||Oregon 97224||5 miles|
|Multnomah County Court||Portland||Oregon 97204||6 miles|
|Tualatin Municipal Court||Tualatin||Oregon 97062||7 miles|
|Lake Oswego Municipal Court||Lake Oswego||Oregon 97034||8 miles|
|Milwaukie Municipal Court||Milwaukie||Oregon 97222||8 miles|
|Sherwood Municipal Court||Sherwood||Oregon 97140||9 miles|
|Hillsboro Municipal Court||Hillsboro||Oregon 97123||10 miles|
|Washington County Court||Hillsboro||Oregon 97124||10 miles|
|West Linn Municipal||West Linn||Oregon 97068||11 miles|
|Vancouver Traffic Court||Vancouver||Washington 98660||11 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.