|Waltham District Court||Waltham||Massachusetts 02452||2 miles|
|Brighton District Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02135||4 miles|
|Brookline District Court||Brookline||Massachusetts 02445||5 miles|
|West Roxbury District Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02130||7 miles|
|Natick District Court||Natick||Massachusetts 01760||7 miles|
|Norfolk Superior Court||Dedham||Massachusetts 02026||7 miles|
|Dedham District Court||Dedham||Massachusetts 02026||7 miles|
|Roxbury District Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02119||7 miles|
|Cambridge District Court||Cambridge||Massachusetts 02141||8 miles|
|Middlesex Superior Court||Cambridge||Massachusetts 02141||8 miles|
|Somerville District Court||Somerville||Massachusetts 02145||8 miles|
|Suffolk County Superior Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02108||9 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.