|Middlefield Town Court||Cooperstown||New York 13326||4 miles|
|Decatur Town Court||Worcester||New York 12197||4 miles|
|Worcester Town Court||Worcester||New York 12197||5 miles|
|Roseboom Town Court||Cherry Valley||New York 13320||5 miles|
|Cooperstown Village Court||Cooperstown||New York 13326||7 miles|
|Baseball Court||Cooperstown||New York 13326||7 miles|
|Maryland Town Court||Schenevus||New York 12155||7 miles|
|Otsego County Court||Cooperstown||New York 13326||8 miles|
|Seward Town Court||Cobleskill||New York 12043||10 miles|
|Cherry Valley Village Court||Cherry Valley||New York 13320||10 miles|
|Otsego Town Court||Fly Creek||New York 13337||10 miles|
|Cherry Valley Town Court||Cherry Valley||New York 13320||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.