|Clatskanie Vernonia Justice Court||Clatskanie||Oregon 97016||0 miles|
|Rainier Municipal Court||Rainier||Oregon 97048||13 miles|
|Longview Traffic Court||Longview||Washington 98632||13 miles|
|Cowlitz County Court||Kelso||Washington 98626||14 miles|
|Cowlitz Superior Court||Kelso||Washington 98626||14 miles|
|Vader Municipal Court||Vader||Washington 98593||24 miles|
|St. Helens Municipal Court||St. Helens||Oregon 97051||26 miles|
|Columbia County Circuit Court||St. Helens||Oregon 97051||26 miles|
|Toledo City Clerk||Pe Ell||Washington 98572||29 miles|
|Winlock Water Department||Winlock||Washington 98596||30 miles|
|Astoria Municipal Court||Astoria||Oregon 97103||31 miles|
|Clatsop County Court||Astoria||Oregon 97103||31 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.