It is customary for members of the state's highest court to be seated, left to right, in the same order as they do on the Supreme Court bench. (L-R) Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Justice Carol Corrigan, Justice Kathryn Werdegar, Justice Ming Chin, Justice Goodwin Liu, and Justice Leondra Kruger.
The 2017 address touched on topics of concern for all branches of governmnet in California, including barriers to justice and protecting the rule of law. "The rule of law stands strong in California. We must remember our past both good and bad to fight the forces of fear and prejudice" said the Chief Justice. View here.