|St. Helens Municipal Court||St. Helens||Oregon 97051||8 miles|
|Columbia County Circuit Court||St. Helens||Oregon 97051||8 miles|
|North Plains Municipal Court||North Plains||Oregon 97133||12 miles|
|Clark County Court||Vancouver||Washington 98660||13 miles|
|Clark County District Court||Vancouver||Washington 98660||13 miles|
|Vancouver Traffic Court||Vancouver||Washington 98660||13 miles|
|Battle Ground Municipal Court||Battle Ground||Washington 98604||16 miles|
|Washington County Court||Hillsboro||Oregon 97124||17 miles|
|Hillsboro Municipal Court||Hillsboro||Oregon 97123||17 miles|
|Beaverton Justice Court||Beaverton||Oregon 97005||18 miles|
|Cornelius Municipal Court||Cornelius||Oregon 97113||18 miles|
|Beaverton Municipal Court||Beaverton||Oregon 97005||19 miles|
|Multnomah County Court||Portland||Oregon 97204||19 miles|
|Forest Grove Municipal||Forest Grove||Oregon 97116||20 miles|
|Rainier Municipal Court||Rainier||Oregon 97048||23 miles|
|Tigard Municipal Court||Portland||Oregon 97223||23 miles|
|King City Municipal Court||King||Oregon 97224||24 miles|
|Milwaukie Municipal Court||Milwaukie||Oregon 97222||24 miles|
|Lake Oswego Municipal Court||Lake Oswego||Oregon 97034||25 miles|
|Gaston Municipal Court||Gaston||Oregon 97119||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.