|Jaffrey Peterborough District Court||Jaffrey||New Hampshire 03452|
|Winchendon District Court||Winchendon||Massachusetts 01475||9 miles|
|Keene District Court||Keene||New Hampshire 03431||15 miles|
|Gardner District Court||Gardner||Massachusetts 01440||15 miles|
|Cheshire County Court||Keene||New Hampshire 03431||16 miles|
|Milford District Court||Milford||New Hampshire 03055||18 miles|
|Fitchburg District Court||Fitchburg||Massachusetts 01420||19 miles|
|Orange District Court||Orange||Massachusetts 01364||22 miles|
|Leominster District Court||Leominster||Massachusetts 01453||24 miles|
|Henniker District Court||Henniker||New Hampshire 03242||27 miles|
|Windham District Court||Brattleboro||Vermont 05301||27 miles|
|Goffstown District Court||Goffstown||New Hampshire 03045||28 miles|
|Nashua District Court||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||28 miles|
|Ayer District Court||Ayer||Massachusetts 01432||28 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court South||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||29 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court North||Manchester||New Hampshire 03101||31 miles|
|Manchester District Court||Manchester||New Hampshire 03101||31 miles|
|District Court Clerk||Greenfield||Massachusetts 01301||33 miles|
|Franklin County Superior Court||Greenfield||Massachusetts 01301||33 miles|
|Clinton District Court||Clinton||Massachusetts 01510||33 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.