|Hampden Superior Court||Springfield||Massachusetts 01103||9 miles|
|Springfield District Court||Springfield||Massachusetts 01103||9 miles|
|Rockville Superior Court||Vernon||Connecticut 06066||10 miles|
|Tolland Judicial District Court||Vernon||Connecticut 06066||10 miles|
|Chicopee District Court||Chicopee||Massachusetts 01020||13 miles|
|Westfield District Court||Westfield||Massachusetts 01085||14 miles|
|Manchester Superior Court||Manchester||Connecticut 06040||14 miles|
|Hartford Superior Court||Hartford||Connecticut 06106||15 miles|
|Hartford Judicial District Court||Hartford||Connecticut 06106||16 miles|
|Holyoke District Court||Holyoke||Massachusetts 01040||16 miles|
|Palmer District Court||Palmer||Massachusetts 01069||19 miles|
|Eastern Hampshire District Court||Belchertown||Massachusetts 01007||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.