The commission shall:
(1) pursuant to the Procurement Code [13-1-28 NMSA 1978], solicit proposals for disbursements from the civil legal services fund;
(2) enter into contracts for the expenditure of the civil legal services fund, less administrative costs as provided in Subsection E of this section, for the purpose of improving civil legal services for low-income persons. The contracts shall be entered into with nonprofit organizations:
(a) whose mission is to provide a range of free legal services to New Mexicans living in poverty and who demonstrate the capacity to cooperate with state and local bar associations, pro bono programs and private attorneys to increase the availability of free legal services to impoverished New Mexicans; or
(b) whose programs increase and coordinate statewide access to and provisions of civil legal services for persons living in poverty through the use of technology; provided that no more than fifty percent of the annual expenditures from the civil legal services fund shall be used for purposes of this subparagraph; and
(3) adopt such rules as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
Source: Inventory of Statutory Executive Boards and Commissions, Legislative Council Service 2010 Update