|Pierce County District Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||11 miles|
|Pierce County Superior Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||11 miles|
|Tacoma Municipal Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||11 miles|
|Tennis Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||12 miles|
|Lacey Traffic Court||Lacey||Washington 98503||12 miles|
|Yelm Municipal Court||Yelm||Washington 98597||13 miles|
|Fife Municipal Court||Fife||Washington 98424||13 miles|
|Olympia Municipal Court||Olympia||Washington 98501||15 miles|
|Thurston County Court||Olympia||Washington 98502||16 miles|
|Thurston Superior Court||Olympia||Washington 98502||16 miles|
|Tumwater Municipal Court||Tumwater||Washington 98501||18 miles|
|Federal Way Municipal Court||Federal Way||Washington 98003||18 miles|
|Pacific Municipal Court||Pacific||Washington 98047||19 miles|
|Bonney Lake Municipal Court||Bonney Lake||Washington 98391||21 miles|
|Auburn Municipal Court||Auburn||Washington 98002||22 miles|
|Tenino Municipal Court||Tenino||Washington 98589||22 miles|
|Des Moines Municipal Court||Des Moines||Washington 98198||24 miles|
|Kent Municipal Court||Kent||Washington 98032||24 miles|
|Kent County Court||Kent||Washington 98032||24 miles|
|Maleng Regional Superior Court||Kent||Washington 98032||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.