|Thurston County Court||Olympia||Washington 98502||1 miles|
|Thurston Superior Court||Olympia||Washington 98502||1 miles|
|Lacey Traffic Court||Lacey||Washington 98503||3 miles|
|Tumwater Municipal Court||Tumwater||Washington 98501||4 miles|
|Tenino Municipal Court||Tenino||Washington 98589||13 miles|
|Yelm Municipal Court||Yelm||Washington 98597||15 miles|
|Shelton Municipal Court||Shelton||Washington 98584||15 miles|
|Mason District Court||Shelton||Washington 98584||16 miles|
|Mason Superior Court||Shelton||Washington 98584||16 miles|
|McCleary Municipal Court||McCleary||Washington 98557||18 miles|
|Oakville Municipal Court||Oakville||Washington 98557||21 miles|
|Centralia Municipal Court||Centralia||Washington 98531||23 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.