|Sitka Superior Court||Sitka||Alaska 99835|
|Angoon Superior Court||Angoon||Alaska 99820||36 miles|
|Kake District Court||Kake||Alaska 99830||56 miles|
|Court System Magistrate||Hoonah||Alaska 99829||63 miles|
|Trial Court Clerk||Juneau||Alaska 99801||84 miles|
|Petersburg District Court||Petersburg||Alaska 99833||94 miles|
|Wrangell Superior Court||Wrangell||Alaska 99929||124 miles|
|Haines District Court||Haines||Alaska 99827||141 miles|
|Craig District Court||Craig||Alaska 99921||146 miles|
|Skagway District Court||Skagway||Alaska 99840||157 miles|
|Ketchikan Superior Court||Ketchikan||Alaska 99901||192 miles|
|Yakutat District Court||Yakutat||Alaska 99689||228 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.