|St. Joseph District Court||St. Joseph||Michigan 49085||0 miles|
|Niles District Court||Niles||Michigan 49120||22 miles|
|Three Oaks District Court||Three Oaks||Michigan 49128||22 miles|
|South Haven District Court||South Haven||Michigan 49090||23 miles|
|Cassopolis Circuit Court||Cassopolis||Michigan 49031||27 miles|
|Cassopolis District Court||Cassopolis||Michigan 49031||28 miles|
|Paw Paw Circuit Court||Paw Paw||Michigan 49079||31 miles|
|Paw Paw District Court||Paw Paw||Michigan 49079||31 miles|
|St Joseph Circuit Court||South Bend||Indiana 46601||32 miles|
|St. Joseph County Superior Court||South Bend||Indiana 46601||32 miles|
|Mishawaka Superior Court||Mishawaka||Indiana 46544||35 miles|
|La Porte County Superior Court II||Michigan||Indiana 46360||35 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.