|Winlock Water Department||Winlock||Washington 98596||6 miles|
|Lewis County Court||Chehalis||Washington 98532||7 miles|
|Lewis Superior Court||Chehalis||Washington 98532||7 miles|
|Chehalis Municipal Court||Chehalis||Washington 98532||7 miles|
|Toledo City Clerk||Pe Ell||Washington 98572||10 miles|
|Centralia Municipal Court||Centralia||Washington 98531||10 miles|
|Vader Municipal Court||Vader||Washington 98593||12 miles|
|Pe Ell Traffic Court||Pe Ell||Washington 98572||18 miles|
|Tenino Municipal Court||Tenino||Washington 98589||20 miles|
|Mossyrock Traffic Court||Mossyrock||Washington 98564||21 miles|
|Oakville Municipal Court||Oakville||Washington 98557||24 miles|
|Tumwater Municipal Court||Tumwater||Washington 98501||28 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.