|Arcadia Mayor's Court||Arcadia||Louisiana 71001||0 miles|
|Arcadia Justice of Peace Court||Arcadia||Louisiana 71001||1 miles|
|Gibsland Mayor's Court||Gibsland||Louisiana 71028||7 miles|
|Gibsland Justice of Peace Court||Gibsland||Louisiana 71028||7 miles|
|Simsboro Mayor's Court||Simsboro||Louisiana 71275||8 miles|
|Mount Lebanon Mayor's Court||Gibsland||Louisiana 71028||9 miles|
|Athens Parish Court||Athens||Louisiana 71003||9 miles|
|Simsboro Justice of Peace Court||Simsboro||Louisiana 71275||9 miles|
|Grambling Mayor's Court||Grambling||Louisiana 71245||12 miles|
|Grambling Justice of Peace Court||Grambling||Louisiana 71245||12 miles|
|Bienville Mayor's Court||Bienville||Louisiana 71008||13 miles|
|Vienna Mayor's Court||Ruston||Louisiana 71270||17 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.