The attorney's paralegal is practically the one who is handling my case. During the pre-trial motions, the paralegal made many legal mistakes and numerous spelling mistakes. This is aside from the formatting mistakes. The defendant’s attorney is very sharp and his written motions are almost flawless as far as the spelling and the formatting. I politely complained to my attorney several times about these mistakes. My attorney told me that I could get another attorney. Do spelling mistakes negatively affect my case with the trial judge? The paralegal told me that misspellings are common occurrence in court proceedings and that it "happens all the time".If I am not able to find a new contingent-fee attorney who handles personal injury cases, what are my chances acting as pro-per? This is given that I am highly-educated and I have been already immersing myself in law books since my case started a year ago. And if I continue as pro-per, I plan to pay for attorney's consultations to help me navigate through the process. Naturally I prefer that a good attorney handles my case, but I might not have this option. Are state judges in California prejudice against pro-per? Are there known cases where a pro-per won against a defendant's attorney in a multi-million personal injury case? Can I find a personal injury attorney that I can pay hourly so he or she can advise me on my case? I did offer my current attorney and his paralegal to proofread any documents before they are sent to the court or to the other party. I was able to correct so many mistakes. But sometimes the paralegal sends out documents without giving me a chance to look at it before hand.