Zhang Linyan was born in August 1983 in Haikou, Hainan Province. She majored in law at China University of Political Science and Law. Then she continued to study at Hainan University and obtained her master’s degree in law. Judge Zhang served in the First Intermediate People’s Court of Hainan Province since February 2006, working successively in the First Civil Division, the Second Civil Division, Trial Supervision Tribunal and Case-filing Division. Judge Zhang was appointed as an assistant judge in February 2012 and a judge in March 2015. In April 2017, she was appointed as a Senior Judge of the Fourth Rank.