The Constitution of Ohio separates our state government into three branches, each with distinct areas of responsibility - the executive, the legislative, and the judicial. The primary function of the judicial branch is to fairly and impartially settle disputes according to the law. To do this, a number of courts have been established in the state by the Constitution and by acts of the General Assembly. Ohio's court system is organized into trial courts, intermediate appeals courts, and the Ohio Supreme Court. These courts deal primarily with cases arising under state law.