|Decatur Town Court||Worcester||New York 12197||4 miles|
|Westford Town Court||Westford||New York 13488||5 miles|
|Maryland Town Court||Schenevus||New York 12155||5 miles|
|Summit Town Court||Summit||New York 12175||8 miles|
|Middlefield Town Court||Cooperstown||New York 13326||8 miles|
|Roseboom Town Court||Cherry Valley||New York 13320||9 miles|
|Jefferson Town Court||Jefferson||New York 12093||10 miles|
|Richmondville Town Court||Richmondville||New York 12149||10 miles|
|Seward Town Court||Cobleskill||New York 12043||11 miles|
|Harpersfield Town Court||Harpersfield||New York 13786||11 miles|
|Cooperstown Village Court||Cooperstown||New York 13326||12 miles|
|Baseball Court||Cooperstown||New York 13326||12 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.