A retired police inspector and a retired judge will review key services of Newfoundland and Labrador's justice system, including some that had been on the budget chopping block earlier this spring.

The province announced Thursday that it has hired former RCMP Inspector Leigh DesRoches to review the Sheriff's Office.

Retired provincial court judge John Rorke is tasked to complete the work on the legal aid system.

The reviews are expected to assess workload, find efficiencies and ensure public funds are being spent wisely.

Justice Minister Darin King first announced the reviews in April when the government reversed some controviersial cuts contained in the budget.

Government expects both reviews to be completed in three months.