|Independence District Court||Independence||Iowa 50644||14 miles|
|West Union District Court||West Union||Iowa 52175||21 miles|
|Waterloo District Court||Waterloo||Iowa 50703||24 miles|
|Manchester District Court||Manchester||Iowa 52057||27 miles|
|Waverly District Court||Waverly||Iowa 50677||28 miles|
|Elkader District Court||Elkader||Iowa 52043||29 miles|
|New Hampton District Court||New Hampton||Iowa 50659||34 miles|
|Vinton District Court||Vinton||Iowa 52349||35 miles|
|Decorah District Court||Decorah||Iowa 52101||44 miles|
|Allison District Court||Allison||Iowa 50602||45 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.