Jeanine Lepathy, nee Gilbert was born at Anse Royale where she did her primary and secondary schooling. She then went on to do a year of pre-teaching followed by  a course at the Secretariat School. She started working at the Supreme Court on 1st April 1979 as a clerk typist . She was promoted to  law clerk, senior law clerk , assistant registrar and then appointed Deputy Registrar, a position she holds to date.