|Santa Monica Superior Court||Santa Monica||California 90401||3 miles|
|Beverly Hills Superior Court||Beverly Hills||California 90210||4 miles|
|MySpace Superior Court||Beverly Hills||California 90210||4 miles|
|Inglewood Superior Court||Inglewood||California 90301||8 miles|
|Hollywood Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 90028||9 miles|
|LAX Traffic Court||Los Angeles||California 90045||9 miles|
|Los Angeles Central Civil West Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 90005||10 miles|
|Van Nuys Superior Court West||Los Angeles||California 91401||10 miles|
|Van Nuys Superior Court East||Los Angeles||California 91401||10 miles|
|Hawthorne Redlich Funtime Court||Hawthorne||California 90250||10 miles|
|Los Angeles Courthouse||Los Angeles||California 90007||10 miles|
|Los Angeles Traffic Court||Los Angeles||California 90007||10 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.