|St. Joseph County Superior Court||South Bend||Indiana 46601|
|Mishawaka Superior Court||Mishawaka||Indiana 46544||4 miles|
|Niles District Court||Niles||Michigan 49120||11 miles|
|Elkhart City Court||Elkhart||Indiana 46516||14 miles|
|Elkhart Superior Court I||Elkhart||Indiana 46516||14 miles|
|Walkerton Town Court||Walkerton||Indiana 46574||19 miles|
|Three Oaks District Court||Three Oaks||Michigan 49128||20 miles|
|Cassopolis District Court||Cassopolis||Michigan 49031||20 miles|
|Cassopolis Circuit Court||Cassopolis||Michigan 49031||21 miles|
|Nappanee City Court||Nappanee||Indiana 46550||21 miles|
|Elkhart Circuit Court||Goshen||Indiana 46526||22 miles|
|Elkhart Superior Court II||Goshen||Indiana 46526||22 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.