As of 2015, Jim Braude is married to Kristine Rondeau. Rondeau kept her maiden name when she married Braude. She is the founder of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers. The couple has no children together.
Braude is well-known as a Boston radio personality, serving as the co-host of the Jim & Margery Show on WTKK. He founded the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, which was an organization that represented people who worked in legal service programs in the United States. Braude also served as executive director of the Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts and a City Councilor for Cambridge, Massachusetts.