Wallace H. Bateman


As of January 2023, all continuance requests regarding criminal matters should be made directly to the Chambers of the assigned judge.

Continuance requests for matters assigned to Judge Bateman must be in writing and received not less than 48 hours before the event. Otherwise, all parties and counsel must appear in court on the scheduled date.

Please submit your request by email to my judicial assistant at rmvellner@buckscounty.org.

When submitting a request for a continuance in a criminal matter, you must provide the position of opposing counsel. Attorneys must enter their appearance in the Clerk of Courts Office prior to submitting a request for continuance, If you have not provided the position of opposing counsel or if you have not entered your appearance, Judge Bateman will not consider the request.

Continuance requests for ARDs, Summary Appeals, and any other matter not assigned to a specific judge will continue to be made to calendarfax@buckscounty.org.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. You will be informed once a decision has been made.