|Lowell District Court||Lowell||Massachusetts 01852||2 miles|
|Lawrence District Court||Lawrence||Massachusetts 01840||8 miles|
|Salem District Court||Salem||New Hampshire 03079||9 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court South||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||10 miles|
|Nashua District Court||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||10 miles|
|Haverhill District Court||Haverhill||Massachusetts 01830||14 miles|
|Derry District Court||Derry||New Hampshire 03038||15 miles|
|Concord District Court||Concord||Massachusetts 01742||15 miles|
|Woburn District Court||Woburn||Massachusetts 01801||15 miles|
|Plaistow District Court||Plaistow||New Hampshire 03865||16 miles|
|Ayer District Court||Ayer||Massachusetts 01432||16 miles|
|Malden District Court||Malden||Massachusetts 02148||20 miles|
|Waltham District Court||Waltham||Massachusetts 02452||21 miles|
|Peabody District Court||Peabody||Massachusetts 01960||21 miles|
|Milford District Court||Milford||New Hampshire 03055||22 miles|
|Somerville District Court||Somerville||Massachusetts 02145||22 miles|
|Newton District Court||Newton||Massachusetts 02465||22 miles|
|Lynn District Court||Lynn||Massachusetts 01901||23 miles|
|Essex Superior Court||Salem||Massachusetts 01970||23 miles|
|Salem District Court||Salem||Massachusetts 01970||23 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.