|Skagway District Court||Skagway||Alaska 99840|
|Haines District Court||Haines||Alaska 99827||24 miles|
|Trial Court Clerk||Juneau||Alaska 99801||94 miles|
|Court System Magistrate||Hoonah||Alaska 99829||101 miles|
|Angoon Superior Court||Angoon||Alaska 99820||146 miles|
|Yakutat District Court||Yakutat||Alaska 99689||154 miles|
|Sitka Superior Court||Sitka||Alaska 99835||174 miles|
|Kake District Court||Kake||Alaska 99830||187 miles|
|Petersburg District Court||Petersburg||Alaska 99833||210 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.