About Susan Goland

With a background as an attorney, an HR professional, and a small business owner, Susan Goland is uniquely qualified to view disputes from diverse perspectives. She knows the law and she knows first-hand how it affects individuals and organizations.

Before becoming a mediator, Susan had more than fifteen years’ experience with workplace disputes, first as a plaintiffs’ attorney and later as an employee and labor relation representative, where depending on the situation, she was an impartial investigator, represented management, or advocated for employees. This required a deep understanding of the needs and concerns of all parties to a dispute, whether they were an hourly worker, senior executive, administrative staff, or professional.

After leaving corporate life, she founded and served as Publisher of EquiLibrium Press, a boutique book publishing company.

Ms. Goland is a graduate of Cornell Law School, where she was Note & Comment Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, and Oberlin College. She is a member of the California Bar.

Susan is active in the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA). She also is a member of the Legal Network for Gender Equality, and the Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services panel  of California Lawyers for the Arts. Previously, she served on the Los Angeles Superior Court Mediation Panels.


Mediation Training and Continuing Education

  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Advanced Skills Practicum, LACBA
  • Mediating the Non-Litigated Case, American Institute of Mediation
  • Over 100 hours continuing education, skills development, and updates on legal developments from organizations that include the Los Angeles Superior Court, SCMA, PIHRA, Beverly Hills Bar, Culver City Chamber of Commerce, and Employment Roundtable of Southern California.