|Marlborough District Court||Marlborough||Massachusetts 01752||7 miles|
|Concord District Court||Concord||Massachusetts 01742||8 miles|
|Ayer District Court||Ayer||Massachusetts 01432||9 miles|
|Clinton District Court||Clinton||Massachusetts 01510||10 miles|
|Framingham District Court||Framingham||Massachusetts 01702||11 miles|
|Westborough District Court||Westborough||Massachusetts 01581||12 miles|
|Natick District Court||Natick||Massachusetts 01760||14 miles|
|Leominster District Court||Leominster||Massachusetts 01453||14 miles|
|Waltham District Court||Waltham||Massachusetts 02452||15 miles|
|Newton District Court||Newton||Massachusetts 02465||15 miles|
|Lowell District Court||Lowell||Massachusetts 01852||17 miles|
|Woburn District Court||Woburn||Massachusetts 01801||18 miles|
|Fitchburg District Court||Fitchburg||Massachusetts 01420||18 miles|
|Worcester Superior Court||Worcester||Massachusetts 01608||19 miles|
|Worcester District Court||Worcester||Massachusetts 01608||19 miles|
|Brighton District Court||Boston||Massachusetts 02135||19 miles|
|Milford District Court||Milford||Massachusetts 01757||21 miles|
|Brookline District Court||Brookline||Massachusetts 02445||21 miles|
|Norfolk Superior Court||Dedham||Massachusetts 02026||21 miles|
|Dedham District Court||Dedham||Massachusetts 02026||21 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.