|Ayer District Court||Ayer||Massachusetts 01432||4 miles|
|Nashua District Court||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||11 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court South||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||11 miles|
|Leominster District Court||Leominster||Massachusetts 01453||12 miles|
|Fitchburg District Court||Fitchburg||Massachusetts 01420||12 miles|
|Lowell District Court||Lowell||Massachusetts 01852||13 miles|
|Concord District Court||Concord||Massachusetts 01742||16 miles|
|Clinton District Court||Clinton||Massachusetts 01510||16 miles|
|Milford District Court||Milford||New Hampshire 03055||16 miles|
|Marlborough District Court||Marlborough||Massachusetts 01752||19 miles|
|Gardner District Court||Gardner||Massachusetts 01440||21 miles|
|Salem District Court||Salem||New Hampshire 03079||21 miles|
|Lawrence District Court||Lawrence||Massachusetts 01840||22 miles|
|Derry District Court||Derry||New Hampshire 03038||22 miles|
|Westborough District Court||Westborough||Massachusetts 01581||23 miles|
|Woburn District Court||Woburn||Massachusetts 01801||23 miles|
|Framingham District Court||Framingham||Massachusetts 01702||23 miles|
|Waltham District Court||Waltham||Massachusetts 02452||24 miles|
|Winchendon District Court||Winchendon||Massachusetts 01475||25 miles|
|Newton District Court||Newton||Massachusetts 02465||25 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.