|East Brookfield District Court||East Brookfield||Massachusetts 01515||11 miles|
|Palmer District Court||Palmer||Massachusetts 01069||11 miles|
|Eastern Hampshire District Court||Belchertown||Massachusetts 01007||11 miles|
|Orange District Court||Orange||Massachusetts 01364||21 miles|
|Worcester District Court||Worcester||Massachusetts 01608||21 miles|
|Worcester Superior Court||Worcester||Massachusetts 01608||21 miles|
|Hampshire Superior Court||Northampton||Massachusetts 01060||22 miles|
|Northampton District Court||Northampton||Massachusetts 01060||22 miles|
|Holyoke District Court||Holyoke||Massachusetts 01040||22 miles|
|Chicopee District Court||Chicopee||Massachusetts 01020||22 miles|
|Gardner District Court||Gardner||Massachusetts 01440||22 miles|
|Dudley District Court||Dudley||Massachusetts 01571||24 miles|
|Hampden Superior Court||Springfield||Massachusetts 01103||24 miles|
|Springfield District Court||Springfield||Massachusetts 01103||24 miles|
|Winchendon District Court||Winchendon||Massachusetts 01475||27 miles|
|Leominster District Court||Leominster||Massachusetts 01453||27 miles|
|Clinton District Court||Clinton||Massachusetts 01510||27 miles|
|District Court Clerk||Greenfield||Massachusetts 01301||27 miles|
|Franklin County Superior Court||Greenfield||Massachusetts 01301||27 miles|
|Fitchburg District Court||Fitchburg||Massachusetts 01420||28 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.