|Columbia County Circuit Court||St. Helens||Oregon 97051||0 miles|
|Battle Ground Municipal Court||Battle Ground||Washington 98604||14 miles|
|Rainier Municipal Court||Rainier||Oregon 97048||17 miles|
|Clark County Court||Vancouver||Washington 98660||17 miles|
|Clark County District Court||Vancouver||Washington 98660||17 miles|
|Vancouver Traffic Court||Vancouver||Washington 98660||17 miles|
|Longview Traffic Court||Longview||Washington 98632||20 miles|
|Cowlitz County Court||Kelso||Washington 98626||20 miles|
|Cowlitz Superior Court||Kelso||Washington 98626||20 miles|
|North Plains Municipal Court||North Plains||Oregon 97133||21 miles|
|Multnomah County Court||Portland||Oregon 97204||25 miles|
|Washington County Court||Hillsboro||Oregon 97124||25 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.