|Tumwater Municipal Court||Tumwater||Washington 98501|
|Thurston County Court||Olympia||Washington 98502||3 miles|
|Thurston Superior Court||Olympia||Washington 98502||3 miles|
|Olympia Municipal Court||Olympia||Washington 98501||4 miles|
|Lacey Traffic Court||Lacey||Washington 98503||6 miles|
|Tenino Municipal Court||Tenino||Washington 98589||10 miles|
|Yelm Municipal Court||Yelm||Washington 98597||15 miles|
|McCleary Municipal Court||McCleary||Washington 98557||17 miles|
|Shelton Municipal Court||Shelton||Washington 98584||18 miles|
|Mason District Court||Shelton||Washington 98584||18 miles|
|Mason Superior Court||Shelton||Washington 98584||18 miles|
|Oakville Municipal Court||Oakville||Washington 98557||18 miles|
|Centralia Municipal Court||Centralia||Washington 98531||19 miles|
|Chehalis Municipal Court||Chehalis||Washington 98532||23 miles|
|Elma Municipal Court||Elma||Washington 98541||23 miles|
|Lewis County Court||Chehalis||Washington 98532||23 miles|
|Lewis Superior Court||Chehalis||Washington 98532||23 miles|
|Napavine Municipal Court||Napavine||Washington 98532||29 miles|
|Pierce County District Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||29 miles|
|Tacoma Municipal Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||29 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.