|Homer District Court||Homer||Alaska 99603|
|Kenai Superior Court||Kenai||Alaska 99611|
|Seward District Court||Seward||Alaska 99664|
|Anchorage District Court||Anchorage||Alaska 99501||101 miles|
|Anchorage Superior Court||Anchorage||Alaska 99501||101 miles|
|Palmer Superior Court||Palmer||Alaska 99645||137 miles|
|Kodiak Superior Court||Kodiak||Alaska 99615||178 miles|
|Naknek District Court||Naknek||Alaska 99633||194 miles|
|Valdez District Court||Valdez||Alaska 99686||208 miles|
|Cordova District Court||Cordova||Alaska 99574||224 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.