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Administrative procedure is rarely the topic of after-hours conversations, trailing far behind baseball scores, what to eat, and famous personalities. However, the continuing creep of influence of administrative agencies impacts daily life far beyond casual observations. It is the work of administrative agencies that propels government on all fronts. This Article surveys chosen cases from the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals from June 1, 2008 through May 31, 2009. Cases from specific subject areas that one would expect to see in other articles contained in this volume have not been included unless points regarding administrative law or procedures were especially important. This Article first reviews cases concerning the "any evidence" rule and then moves to exhaustion of administrative remedies. The Article then shifts to the defenses posed by agencies once proceedings have begun. Next, other standards for review of agency decisions are covered. Finally, legislation affecting the various state agencies, as passed by the Georgia General Assembly during its 2009 regular session, is noted