|Van Nuys Superior Court West||Los Angeles||California 91401||0 miles|
|San Fernando Superior Court||San Fernando||California 91340||7 miles|
|Burbank Superior Court||Burbank||California 91502||8 miles|
|MySpace Superior Court||Beverly Hills||California 90210||8 miles|
|Beverly Hills Superior Court||Beverly Hills||California 90210||8 miles|
|Chatsworth Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 91311||8 miles|
|Hollywood Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 90028||9 miles|
|Sylmar Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 91342||9 miles|
|West LA Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 90025||10 miles|
|Glendale Superior Court||Glendale||California 91206||12 miles|
|Santa Monica Superior Court||Santa Monica||California 90401||12 miles|
|Los Angeles Central Civil West Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 90005||12 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.