The members of the Law Offices of James F. Cote are grateful to work and live in a community like Santa Barbara. Giving back is essential to us.

Jim has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospice of Santa Barbara, the Montecito Union School District, Anacapa School, and the Montecito YMCA. He served as a Small Claims judge for 30 years, as a court-appointed arbitrator, and as a pro tem judge in the Santa Barbara Superior Court. He has also taught the business entities class at the Santa Barbara College of Law.

Rosaleen is passionate about mentoring children in Santa Barbara and has volunteered for over 20 years with Big Brothers – Big Sisters and CASA. She has donated her services to the Dependency Court, the Family Law Facilitator, and the Legal Aid Foundation’s domestic violence clinic.

Connor serves on the board of directors for the Santa Barbara Barristers, whose mission is to advance education, collegiality, and professionalism for members of the Bar.  He also serves as the Estate Planning and Probate Section head for the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, coordinating continuing education lectures for the local legal community. 

Christine served on the Budget & Finance Committee and on the Audit Review Committee for Hospice of Santa Barbara from 2003 to 2017. She has been serving as a docent at Lotusland since 2014.