In 2367, after he had become the Arbiter of Succession, Captain Jean-Luc Picard stated the Rite of Succession would proceed according to Klingon law. One of the challengers, Gowron, then challengingly asked Picard what he as a Human knew of Klingon law. Gowron subsequently told K'Ehleyr that Picard relied on her for knowledge of Klingon law and tried to bribe her. After the other challenger, Duras, had been killed by Worf, Worf defended himself against Picard, stating that he had acted within Klingon law and tradition. (TNG: "Reunion")
Later that year, Gowron asked what would happen if the House of Duras or its allies attempted to block his installation as Chancellor. Picard stated he would deal with any challenge according to Klingon law. Gowron expressed his doubts with Picard's assertion.