|Vermont Traffic Court||Hartford||Vermont 05001||8 miles|
|Windsor District Court||Hartford||Vermont 05001||8 miles|
|Lebanon District Court||Lebanon||New Hampshire 03766||11 miles|
|Claremont District Court||Claremont||New Hampshire 03743||18 miles|
|Sullivan County Court||Newport||New Hampshire 03773||23 miles|
|Newport District Court||Newport||New Hampshire 03773||24 miles|
|Orange District Court||Chelsea||Vermont 05038||25 miles|
|Orange Superior Court||Chelsea||Vermont 05038||25 miles|
|Rutland Superior Court||Rutland||Vermont 05701||26 miles|
|Rutland District Court||Rutland||Vermont 05701||26 miles|
|New London District Court||New London||New Hampshire 03257||29 miles|
|Washington District Court||Barre||Vermont 05641||39 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.