|Gardner District Court||Gardner||Massachusetts 01440||5 miles|
|Fitchburg District Court||Fitchburg||Massachusetts 01420||6 miles|
|Leominster District Court||Leominster||Massachusetts 01453||8 miles|
|Winchendon District Court||Winchendon||Massachusetts 01475||12 miles|
|Clinton District Court||Clinton||Massachusetts 01510||15 miles|
|Ayer District Court||Ayer||Massachusetts 01432||17 miles|
|Jaffrey Peterborough District Court||Jaffrey||New Hampshire 03452||19 miles|
|Worcester District Court||Worcester||Massachusetts 01608||20 miles|
|Worcester Superior Court||Worcester||Massachusetts 01608||20 miles|
|Orange District Court||Orange||Massachusetts 01364||22 miles|
|East Brookfield District Court||East Brookfield||Massachusetts 01515||23 miles|
|Marlborough District Court||Marlborough||Massachusetts 01752||23 miles|
|Westborough District Court||Westborough||Massachusetts 01581||23 miles|
|Milford District Court||Milford||New Hampshire 03055||24 miles|
|Nashua District Court||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||27 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court South||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||27 miles|
|Concord District Court||Concord||Massachusetts 01742||30 miles|
|Framingham District Court||Framingham||Massachusetts 01702||31 miles|
|Lowell District Court||Lowell||Massachusetts 01852||31 miles|
|Eastern Hampshire District Court||Belchertown||Massachusetts 01007||32 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.