|Ayer District Court||Ayer||Massachusetts 01432|
|Cambridge District Court||Cambridge||Massachusetts 02141|
|Concord District Court||Concord||Massachusetts 01742|
|Framingham District Court||Framingham||Massachusetts 01702|
|Lowell District Court||Lowell||Massachusetts 01852|
|Malden District Court||Malden||Massachusetts 02148|
|Marlborough District Court||Marlborough||Massachusetts 01752|
|Middlesex Superior Court||Cambridge||Massachusetts 02141|
|Natick District Court||Natick||Massachusetts 01760|
|Newton District Court||Newton||Massachusetts 02465|
|Somerville District Court||Somerville||Massachusetts 02145|
|Waltham District Court||Waltham||Massachusetts 02452|
|Woburn District Court||Woburn||Massachusetts 01801|
|Brighton District Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02135||15 miles|
|Clinton District Court||Clinton||Massachusetts 01510||16 miles|
|Brookline District Court||Brookline||Massachusetts 02445||17 miles|
|Westborough District Court||Westborough||Massachusetts 01581||18 miles|
|Charlestown District Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02129||19 miles|
|Boston Municipal Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02114||19 miles|
|Center District Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02114||19 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.