5Q is your way to get more acquainted with the local legal community. Submissions come from lawyers, paralegals, judges and law professors alike. In 5Q, you’ll discover insights on the profession while learning more about the people behind the practice. Responses are edited for clarity and length.
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This week, we heard from Amanda Hoberg, associate and construction and commercial litigation attorney at Woods Aitken LLP. She has “completed over 70 jury trials and managed a docket of cases that included every level of criminal charge, including homicide.” Read more about Hoberg’s practice and experience in her online biography.
If you could choose to master a musical instrument that you don’t already know how to play, which one would it be and why?
A: I would choose a guitar. Nothing beats someone playing a guitar when you’re sitting around the campfire.
Which celebrity was on the posters you had hanging on your teenage bedroom wall?
A: My walls were always covered with a combination of US Women’s National Soccer Team posters, pictures of the Hanson brothers, and Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta posters.
Which rule of evidence do you hate the most and why?
A: This answer probably changes depending on what I’m trying to admit or exclude, but overall I would say Rule 702 seems to get more and more ambiguous by the day.
What’s your favorite book and why?
A: “Crucial Conversations.” Sounds cheesy, but I use lessons from this book on a daily basis and across all aspects of my life.
What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
A: I’ll admit it. It’s “The Bachelor.”