|Washington District Court||Barre||Vermont 05641||6 miles|
|Orange District Court||Chelsea||Vermont 05038||20 miles|
|Orange Superior Court||Chelsea||Vermont 05038||20 miles|
|Lamoille District Court||Hyde Park||Vermont 05655||23 miles|
|Lamoille Superior Court||Hyde Park||Vermont 05655||23 miles|
|Grafton Superior Court||North Haverhill||New Hampshire 03774||28 miles|
|Haverhill District Court||North Haverhill||New Hampshire 03774||28 miles|
|Caledonia District Court||St. Johnsbury||Vermont 05819||30 miles|
|Caledonia Superior Court||St. Johnsbury||Vermont 05819||30 miles|
|Addison Superior Court||Middlebury||Vermont 05753||34 miles|
|Middlebury District Court||Middlebury||Vermont 05753||34 miles|
|Chittenden Superior Court||Burlington||Vermont 05401||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.