|Lamoille District Court||Hyde Park||Vermont 05655|
|Washington County Court Clerk||Montpelier||Vermont 05602||23 miles|
|Franklin Superior Court||St. Albans||Vermont 05478||27 miles|
|Franklin District Court||St. Albans||Vermont 05478||27 miles|
|Washington District Court||Barre||Vermont 05641||28 miles|
|Chittenden Superior Court||Burlington||Vermont 05401||30 miles|
|Vermont Judiciary District Court||Burlington||Vermont 05401||31 miles|
|Orleans Superior Court||Newport||Vermont 05855||31 miles|
|District Court||Newport||Vermont 05855||31 miles|
|Caledonia District Court||St. Johnsbury||Vermont 05819||32 miles|
|Caledonia Superior Court||St. Johnsbury||Vermont 05819||32 miles|
|Grand Isle District Court||North Hero||Vermont 05474||36 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.