|Chatsworth Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 91311||9 miles|
|Santa Clarita Superior Court||Santa Clarita||California 91355||13 miles|
|Sylmar Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 91342||14 miles|
|San Fernando Superior Court||San Fernando||California 91340||16 miles|
|Van Nuys Superior Court West||Los Angeles||California 91401||17 miles|
|Van Nuys Superior Court East||Los Angeles||California 91401||17 miles|
|Malibu Superior Court||Malibu||California 90265||17 miles|
|West LA Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 90025||23 miles|
|Santa Monica Superior Court||Santa Monica||California 90401||23 miles|
|Beverly Hills Superior Court||Beverly Hills||California 90210||24 miles|
|MySpace Superior Court||Beverly Hills||California 90210||24 miles|
|Burbank Superior Court||Burbank||California 91502||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.