|Sylmar Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 91342||3 miles|
|Van Nuys Superior Court East||Los Angeles||California 91401||7 miles|
|Van Nuys Superior Court West||Los Angeles||California 91401||7 miles|
|Chatsworth Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 91311||8 miles|
|Burbank Superior Court||Burbank||California 91502||10 miles|
|Santa Clarita Superior Court||Santa Clarita||California 91355||11 miles|
|Hollywood Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 90028||14 miles|
|Glendale Superior Court||Glendale||California 91206||14 miles|
|MySpace Superior Court||Beverly Hills||California 90210||15 miles|
|Beverly Hills Superior Court||Beverly Hills||California 90210||15 miles|
|Ventura East Superior Court||Simi Valley||California 93063||16 miles|
|West LA Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 90025||17 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.