Staff Spotlight

De Andre Cruz’Sein, paralegal and legal assistant

De Andre Cruz’Sein is a paralegal and legal assistant at Detroit Legal Services, PLLC and works with attorney Elizabeth J Blount. She is committed to the holistic approach to Social Security Disability law and is responsible for maintaining client contact and client files. Ms. Cruz’Sein has extensive knowledge of The Social Security Administration’s forms and filing requirements. She prides herself on being accessible to all of the clients with which she works and always returns client phone calls within 24 hours. Ms. Cruz’Sein hopes to provide assistance to those disadvantaged in the Detroit and Downriver communities.

Prior to working at Detroit Legal Services, PLLC, Ms. Cruz’Sein spent many years in service oriented jobs. She has over twenty years experience assisting people in multiple capacities. Her prior work experience sparked an interest in the legal field. As a result, Ms Cruz’Sein started a business providing copying and client file organization for Social Security and Disability attorneys. This business serviced the downtown’s McNamara Building and Oak Park’s Crown Plaza.

Ms. Cruz’Sein studied Criminal Justice at ITT-Tech and received an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences/Paralegal Studies. Today she’s a motivated paralegal with a passion for today’s current events, traveling, and fashion. Loving, living life with a world of opportunity.

Priscilla Copney, Intake Specialist
Priscilla Copney is the Intake Specialist at Detroit Legal Services, PLLC. She has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science of Education.

Prior to working at Detroit Legal Services, PLLC, Ms. Copney spent two years at Cass Community Social Services as a Program Assistant assisting consumers with HIV. If Ms. Copney had to pick a highlight of her past job, it would be the “one on ones” that she held with her consumers. These sessions allowed her an up close and personal look into their lives. Ms. Copney took pride in keeping them encouraged, uplifted, and willing to work towards their set goals. Working in this special population inspired her to change her views on life.

Ms. Copney’s ultimate goal is to complete her Bachelor Degree at Wayne State University in Social worker. Ultimately, she plans on opening her own business that will focus on helping young women.

Amy Babcock, case advocate/attorney assistant

Amy grew up in Michigan and moved out to Arizona in 2005. While in Arizona, she worked at a Social Security law firm in the city of Phoenix, helping people with disabilities get benefits. After living out of state for eight years, she decided to move back to metro Detroit in the summer of 2013.

Some of the activities she enjoys are reading, traveling,yoga, horseback riding, spending time with friends, and she is a big animal lover.

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