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In order to help with the investigation, be as detailed as possible in terms of dates of contact, etc.
There is no real time limit you have to wait to file an action. I would suggest, however, adopting a more formalized approach to notifying her that she has been terminated, the reasons for it. and requesting the return of the deposit...namely by sending one copy via first-class mail and one copy via certified mail. Include a deadline by which you want the money returned and if you still don't hear from her, you can decide how to proceed at that point. While there is no "official" time period to wait before filing an action, it is best to show that you made formal good-faith efforts to get the money returned without going to court. It is also possible that in the interim, the State Bar investigation may encourage her to return your money faster so you don't have to waste your time going to small claims court and filing an action.