|Elyria Municipal Court||Elyria||Ohio 44035||5 miles|
|Lorain Common Pleas Court||Elyria||Ohio 44035||5 miles|
|Olmsted Falls Mayor's Court||Olmsted Falls||Ohio 44138||6 miles|
|Avon Mayor's Court||Avon||Ohio 44011||6 miles|
|Sheffield Village Mayor's Court||Sheffield Lake||Ohio 44054||7 miles|
|Avon Lake Municipal Court||Avon Lake||Ohio 44012||7 miles|
|Grafton Mayor's Court||Grafton||Ohio 44044||8 miles|
|Sheffield Lake Mayor's Court||Sheffield Lake||Ohio 44054||8 miles|
|Berea Municipal Court||Berea||Ohio 44017||9 miles|
|Lorain Municipal Court||Lorain||Ohio 44052||10 miles|
|Brook Park Mayor's Court||Brook Park||Ohio 44142||10 miles|
|Rocky River Municipal Court||Rocky River||Ohio 44116||10 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.